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How many new species still not discover in our jungles?

How many entomologists in Malaysia? I believe less than five entomologists in entire nation.

The amateur photographer’s name, Guek Hock Ping will be used for naming the insect if he can submit the sample submission with the help of local entomologist.

Insect species discovered via Flickr photo

Social media credited with ‘cybertaxonomy’ for Malaysian green lacewing
CBC News

This photo, taken by amateur photographer Hock Ping Guek in Malaysia and posted to Flickr, shows a previously unclassified species of green lacewing. (Hock Ping Guek/Flickr)

A Malaysian man’s photo of a bug with an eye-catching wing pattern has led to the accidental discovery of a new insect species, after an entomologist on another continent stumbled upon the picture on the popular photo-sharing website Flickr.

Photographer Hock Ping Guek said he first came across the green lacewing in the Malaysian rainforest last year. Struck by its beauty, he snapped a photo and watched it flutter away, later posting the photo online through Flickr.

When Shaun Winterton, a senior entomologist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, stumbled across the photo while browsing the web, he was perplexed. The splashes of blue and the black lines on the wing were something neither he nor his colleagues had ever seen before.

Winterton wrote to Guek to alert him of the possible discovery of a new insect species.

But it wasn’t until a year later that Guek actually encountered another of the insects — now named Semachrysa jade — and was able to capture the specimen for study. Named after researcher’s daughter

“He told me, ‘I’ve got one in a container on my kitchen table — what should I do with it?'” Winterton told NPR News.

The name of the insect came from Winterton’s daughter, Jade.

Winterton and Guek confirmed that the insect had never been classified before by sending it to Steve Brooks, an entomologist at the Natural History Museum in London.

The trio then collaborated across continents on a research article introducing the new green lacewing to the science world and crediting a “citizen scientist” and the use of an online image database in the study’s title.

The article, A charismatic new species of green lacewing discovered in Malaysia (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae): the confluence of citizen scientist, online image database and cybertaxonomy, is featured in the latest issue of the journal ZooKeys.

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Yoman says:

Our dear, young, Muarian USM Professor Lee Chow Yang is one of national famous entomologist 😀
My previous lecturer Professor Chua Tock Hing is another.

boyle says:

you forgot to mention genetic modified mosquitoes released by www15 leow leow now a unique specy in jungle which may be named as www15leow scientific name.