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New Primitive Moth Family Discovered in Australia


It is always a nice accomplishment when a new species of insects is being discovered but the feeling is more fun when you find a new genus or primitive family of insects.


Kangaroo Island, South Australia, A new family of primitive moth was identified for the first time since the 1970s. The new moth family is being called Aenigmatineidae. It contains a single genus (Aenigmatinea) and a single species called Aenigmatinea glatzella. The moth is covered in scales that appear gold and purple, and the edges of their wings have feathery fringes. They are called Enigma Moth.


With this discovery, It just shows how little we know of the planet we live in, Earth and what we may inhabit in it. We may say that we have only explored less than 5% of our oceans, and the deepest that we have dug into the ground is 12,262 meters considering that the crust of our planet alone is 40 kilometers, we have only explored the surface of our soils. We have yet to touch the mantle, outer core or even the core of our planet. What could exist in such vast unexplored areas makes one wonder about the things, places and species that mankind has yet to discover.
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