Ashley Garlick searched for a match to the African mayfly that was beneath her microscope.
The 22-year-old recent IUPUC graduate from Seymour was trying to catalog the many species of mayflies that live in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
But the mouth of this insect was subtly different from the others. Garlick wondered if she had discovered a new species.
In all likelihood, the species is new, although researchers will need time to confirm this, said Luke Jacobus, assistant professor of biology at IUPUC.
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