CNN, not normally an outlet for science news, covers the mysterious story of a brand new bug at London’s Natural History Museum:
The museum has more than 28 million insect species in its collection, but none is an exact match for this insect. Still, Barclay was cautious about calling it a new discovery.
“I don’t expect to find a new species in the gardens of a museum,” he said. “Deep inside a tropical rainforest, yes, but not in central London.”
They’re not sure what it is or how it got there, but there’s a thriving population that survived the winter and is breeding happily on the grounds.