NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found

NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
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This newfound, 0.1-inch-long (3-millimeter-long) juvenile plant hopper in the Hemipteran genus feeds on sap from underground plant roots.

During a recent four-year survey of Australia's subterranean critters, researchers led by Bill Humphreys of the Western Australian Museum endured 105-degree-Fahrenheit (40-degree-Celsius) heat, monitor lizards and brown snakes cozying up to research sites, and hydrogen sulfide gas venting from sinkholes, team member Steve Cooper, of the South Australian Museum, said in October 2009.
—Photograph courtesy Julianne Waldock and Bill Humphreys, Western Australian Museum
 
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