Thursday, June 13, 2013

A New Species for BC: Citizen Science at Work!

 Bunops serricaudata, photo by Ian Gardiner

Recent collections by Ian Gardiner in eastern BC have added a new species for the province. The water flea Bunops serricaudata (Daday, 1888) was collected by Ian on June 10, 2013, in Jaffray, BC, in marginal vegetation in a slough.  Ian's photograph, above, shows all of the characters of this species, and the identification has been verified by crustacean specialist Gordon Green, a research associate with the Royal BC Museum. 

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