- A new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia has been recently identified by scientists in Goa. Kudakrumia is a genus of primitive wasps, described and previously known only from Sri Lanka.
- The new species from Goa has been collected from Cotigao Wildlife sanctuary. The wasp has been named Kudakrumia rangnekari, after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar.
- A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. Wasps are adept at controlling pest populations and are regularly deployed to protect crops. For example, in Brazil, farmers control sugarcane borers with a kind of parasitic wasp.
- The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in South Goa district, of Goa. The sanctuary was established in 1968.
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