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New grasshopper species named after Grammy winner
Date:5/8/2014

an important reminder to all of us to be mindful of the way we use our planet.

"We are in a era of biodiversity crisis," he said. "Every day species are disappearing, in some cases even before being discovered. This discovery is a reminder that new species are not only in the middle of the Amazon or in the deep forests of Africa but also next to the road in a more or less populated area."

To assist in supporting the conservation cause, this unique grasshopper species has been placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's new Red List of threatened species.


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Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida
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