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List of insects in Cambodia updated

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Cambodian Journal of Natural History

Scientists have added eight more species of insects to the list of insects in Cambodia, according to the Cambodian Journal of Natural History.

Based on additional materials collected in June 2017, the scientists have listed eight additional species for the first time in Cambodia, it underlined.

Those are in the fruit flies species, the same source said.

The true fruit flies (Tephritidae) of Cambodia as popularly known: only 10 species were recorded by Hardy (1973) and 27 species (all of the genus Bactrocera) by Leblanc et al. (2015).

Scientists also provided a list of 44 species of tephritid flies categorized in 12 genera currently known to occur in Cambodia, with notes on their distribution and biology. Khan Sophirom/AKP

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