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A soil-carrying lacewing larva in Early Cretaceous Lebanese amber

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Diverse organisms protect and camouflage themselves using varied materials from their environment. This adaptation and associated behaviours (debris-carrying) are well known in modern green lacewing larvae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), mostly due to the widespread use of these immature insects in pest control. However, the evolutionary history of this successful strategy and related morphological adaptations in the lineage are still far from being understood. Here we describe a novel green lacew...

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10.1038/s41598-018-34870-1

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University of Oxford
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ASUC/GLAM
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Natural History Museum
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Author
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0000-0002-2830-2639
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ORCID:
0000-0001-8312-6087
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0000-0002-4485-197X
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0000-0003-3067-077X
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National Science Foundation
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Engel, MS
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DEB-1144162
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Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
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CGL2017-84419
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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La Fuente, R
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Springer Nature
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Scientific Reports More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
*5*
Article number:
16663
Publication date:
2018-11-09
Acceptance date:
2018-10-26
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2045-2322
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30413797
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English
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pubs:941143
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941143
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2018-11-16

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