Sunday, 11 May 2014

New grasshopper species named after Grammy winner

Date:
May 8, 2014

Source:
University of Central Florida

Summary:
A newly discovered grasshopper now bears the name of Grammy-award winning singer and activist Ana Lila Downs Sanchez. The scientists named the new species discovered on the side of a mountain road near Oaxaca, Mexico, after the Mexican-American singer as a nod to her efforts to preserve indigenous culture and penchant for wearing colorful, local costumes as part of her performances.


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