Two new ‘flea’ beetles who can travel by leaping have been found in New Caledonia. But their discovery brings with it a mystery…they feed on unique plants that the scientists haven’t found on the islands! The archipegalo contains many species endemic to the area and scientists are particularly interested in the area because it appears the area may have been submerged until quite recently (in science terms!) so the ecosystem that has developed is much younger than other habitats.
Photo : Jesús Gómez-Zurita