Why It's So Hard To Make People Care About Endangered Bugs
Hundreds of species of insects are listed as endangered, but they don't get nearly as much attention as their mammalian counterparts.By Sebastian Martinez | May 6, 2015
This is Capelatus prykei, a diving beetle that's brand new to science, but already has a big problem.
The researchers who discovered Capelatus have asked for it to be listed as critically endangered.
That's because Capelatus has only been found in an area of wetlands in Western Cape, South Africa, and it faces the threat of habitat loss, through urbanization and development. (Video via Google, African Queen Guesthouse)