Three new species of snouted beetle found in Thailand

A group of Thai entomologists announced the discovery of three previously unidentified new species of snout beetles in Thailand’s tropical forests—an indication of the biodiversity still to be discovered in Thai woodlands.

New to the world’s record of beetle species, the three newly discovered were named Articerodes thailandicus, Articerodes ohmumoi and Articerodes jariyae.

The first was named in honour of Thailand, the second recognising a distinguished entomologist from Japan and the third to grant historical honour to Khao Khitchakut, Chanthaburi province—the only habitat to shelter these species of snout beetle.

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