Please look after this beetle!

Undergraduates in my field courses have helped collect many new insect species in Peru and the description and naming process can bring attention to biodiversity and conservation.  One of the new species, Phytotelmatrichis osopaddington Darby & Chaboo, or the Paddington beetle is one of the tiniest beetles in the world at >1 mm (see my previous blog, April 6 2016).…