New species of wasp Kudak Lumia Rangnekar identified in Goa

A new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia identified by scientists in Goa. It has been named as Kudakrumia Rangnekari after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar.
Wasp is a member of a group of insects in the order Hymenoptera, suborder Apocrita. It is neither an ant nor a bee.
They are found in Goa and Kerala in India and Sri Lanka, outside India.
The holotype was collected from the forests of Northen Western Ghats from Kotigao Wildlife sanctuary.
The paratype(specimen) was collected from Ranipuram hill of Kerala, Southern Western Ghats.
Parag Rangnekar is the founder-president of the Goa Bird Conservation Network.
Parag Rangnekar is written a book named “Butterflies of Goa” which is first field guide with photographs of the species found in the region.

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