Welcome Liladownsia fraile

 Liladownsia fraile

Liladownsia fraile Photo: UCF

Entomologists Derek Woller, Fontana, Ricardo Mariño-Pérez and Hojun Song at the University of Central Florida discovered a new species of grasshopper, Liladownsia fraile. The large colorful grasshopper was discovered near a road in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2011. It is interesting that such a large showy insect is only recently discovered.

The grasshopper was named after Lila Downs, a singer from Oaxaca, Mexico who is known for songs in indigenous American languages and her advocacy for indigenous peoples and humanitarian issues.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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