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New species featured in entomological journal

A new species of moth (stichobasis postmeridianus) endemic to the Maltese islands is featured in the journal of the Entomological Society of Malta.

The second volume of the annual peer-reviewed publication also lists more than 50 organisms from local countryside.

In addition, the bulletin contains a number of new records of insects from the islands and information on their biology, control strategies for the Red Palm weevil, sandflies and their role in canine and human leishmaniasis, aphids on native trees, bark beetles and others.

This year's issue includes a new section dedicated to the young entomologist in order for him to discover and appreciate more the world of insects.

The volume is illustrated with colour plates and line drawings.

The journal will not only find its way into Maltese libraries, but is also distributed in more than 80 research centres in Europe and elsewhere.

It is edited by David Mifsud, senior lecturer in Biology at Junior College and the University of Malta.

The ESM is a non-profit, scientific society which is involved in the study of Maltese and Mediterranean entomology and other arthropods.

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