Los Angeles finds 30 new fly species

The research study has managed to find out new 30 species of fly in urban jungle of Los Angeles. The project titled Bio-scan has definitely added more names in biodiversity list of Los Angeles.
In order to scan more species, the scientists asked local people to fix insect traps nearby their homes. The trap was controlled via the microclimate weather station. The researchers lifted whatever insect trapped in for the study. This is the result of the process which took more than two years to complete and received around 10,000 flies. After the careful analysis, the scientists finally classified them into thirty species, all belonging to the genus Megaselia. The genitalia of the specimens were studied to identify the species. Principal investigator Brian Brown from the BioSCAN informed that he always thought about discovering new species wherever they collect samples. Each region has potential for discovering news species, which includes tropical, rural and urban areas too. But the results are overwhelming as such high number species were not expected from the urban areas.

The ecosystem is a very complex concept. We don’t even notice these small organisms, which keep the system function smoothly. The greater biodiversity in the ecosystem, greater will be the health of the people living in the region, the researcher further added. The effect of urbanization on biodiversity can be well understood through this new research. The cities are just not pieces of land habituated by humans but there are insects, mammals like rats, dogs, cats and even birds.

 

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