A creature with a long, snake-like body, many legs and a voracious appetite was recently discovered near Loch Ness in northern Scotland. No, it wasn't Nessie, the infamous Loch Ness monster. This newly discovered creature would only terrorize a leaf. It was a sawfly larvae, which resembles a caterpillar.
The new species of sawfly was one of the eight previously undiscovered species found by a biological survey of Dundreggan Estate in Scotland, reported Sky News. The other species were an aphid, two types of aphid parasites, three fungus gnats and a type of mite.
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The new species join a list of more than 2,800 plants and animals cataloged at the 10,000-acre Dundreggan Estate in the County of Inverness, Scotland. The rugged highland landscape of the region is home to 20 mammals, 269 plants, 341 lichens, 92 birds, 354 beetles, 207 moths and 125 sawflies.
Studies related to a reforestation effort by the conservation group Trees for Life cataloged the species, 67 of which are now considered priorities for conservation.