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The Planthopper Genus Sogana Matsumura, 1914 in Vietnam: Two new species, (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae)

The taxonomists from Vietnam National Museum of Nature and Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences are described two new species of the planthopper genus Sogana Matsumura, 1914, family Tropiduchidae, order Hemiptera. Two new species of Sogana Matsumura, 1914: Sogana bachmana Constant & Pham, 2019 from Bach Ma National Park in Central Vietnam, with body length: ♂ (n = 1): 10.2 mm; and Sogana baviana Constant & Pham, 2019 from Ba Vi National Park in North Vietnam, with body length: ♂ (n = 1): 11.7 mm are described.

Latest research results on the structure of insect community in Trang An World Heritage Site in Ninh Binh

About 90 km southeast of Hanoi, Trang An scenic complex in Ninh Binh province is home to cultural quintessence and natural beauty. The typical topography of this area is limestone mountains formed in the last geological stages. The process of geological tectonics over a long time created spectacular landscapes with steep cliffs, covered with tropical evergreen forests, surrounding submerged valleys connected with countless caves and underground rivers and streams. In 2014, UNESCO recognized Trang An Landscape Complex as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Anti-inflammatory effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack root

Inflammation is considered a major physiological defense mechanism, helping the body protect itself against infections, burns, toxic chemicals, allergens or other toxic irritants. Uncontrolled inflammation may be a factor in chronic diseases. Now, there is a number of analgesic anti-inflammatory drugs which belong to nacotics, corticosteroids and nonsteroidal drugs. However, most of them have side effects.

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