Discoveries

New longhorn beetle from Cusuco National Park – Honduras

This charismatic new species of longhorn (Derobrachus cusucoensis) from montane forest in Cusuco National Park adds to the biological valorisation of the area. A small isolated mountain, part of the Merendon mountain range, Cusuco National Park is a…


Two newly described spider species from Uganda and Madagascar

Two spiders new to science were discovered and described by BINCO members under the supervision of African spider specialist Rudy Jocque. Koen Vanderhaegen discovered Dusmadiores elgonensis in coffee forests on Mount Elgon (Uganda) in 2015 during…


Short note: Crested rat in Ethiopia

During our expedition in Southwest Ethiopia last year (2014), we discovered a crested rat (Lophiomys imhausi) on one of our camera traps which, to our knowledge, is the first capture of this species on a camera trap in the wild. This elusive rodent…


Article with recent findings of the shining guest ant in Flanders

Our finding of a worker of the shining guest ant (August 2014, during the translocation of wood ant nest domes) was not the only one in recent years. According to the Red List of endangered species the shining guest ant status is vulnerable, but…


The shining guest ant – Third observation in Flanders

The shining guest ant (Formicoxenus nitidulus) is threatened with extinction according to the Flemish red list. Our observation of this species in Zoersel is the third in Flanders. These small ants (2-3 mm) are only found in and around nests of…


First Baird’s tapir from Honduras caught on film

During a Binco Express Inventory last June in the Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras one of our cameras caught a Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) on film. Although being photographed several times with a camera trap, this is the first time that…


Caught on film: Wild boar in Sint-Agatha-Rode

Trail cameras recorded some wild boars in Sint-Agatha-Rode. More info in Dutch. https://youtu.be/oJQ8r1IfV-s


Another new species from French Guiana

The discovery of an additional new species form the Roche-la-Virginie (French Guiana) has been published in the journal Zootaxa. The new species is a spider that is adapted to the microhabitat created by the leaves of Bromelias, hence its name…