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Euphoria! I have found you!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark note the recent publication of the long-awaited monograph of the scarab beetle genus Euphoria. Art recalls a story about stumbling across a specimen of a North American species of Euphoria in the South African Museum in Cape Town that was mistakenly described as a brand new genus and species from South Africa.

Photo: A mislabeled specimen of a North American bumble scarab, Euphoria inda (Linnaeus, 1758) wound up being the type specimen of a brand new genus and species in South Africa, Goraqua smithsana (Péringuey, 1907). © 2013, A.V. Evans.