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Murray State biology professor discovers new insect species with help from her five-year-old
Sylvie\'s bug - a new insect species now named Hebetica sylvia
Murray State biology professor discovers new insect species with help from her five-year-old

MURRAY, Ky. -- A Murray State biology professor has named a new insect species after her daughter, who helped make the discovery while planting flowers in western Kentucky.

Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers teaches zoology, ornithology and human anatomy classes to undergraduate students at Murray State. She's also mom to 5-year-old Sylvie. During the summer of 2016, when Sylvie was two years old, the toddler uncovered a brand new insect species...

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