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Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after some scientists gave her name to a water mite species they discovered near Puerto Rico.

Biologist Vladimir Pesic of the University of Montenegro said in an email Wednesday that the group was entertained during its research by the music of the Bronx, New York-born artist who has Puerto Rican roots.

Pesic calls it a small token of gratitude for the singer of hits such as "I Luh Ya Papi," ''All I Have," and "Ain't It Funny."

Pesic is the corresponding author of the study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed online journal ZooKeys.

He and other scientists collected the newly baptized Litarachna lopezae water mite from a coral reef in Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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bobbmydrummer July 16 2014 at 2:30 PM

No doubt the Mite has more talent than her

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savannahswithgod bobbmydrummer July 16 2014 at 2:46 PM

They had to bring this up. So back to Sarge the cat, put flea medicine on him, the spot on. Then later realized I had 3, used 1, then one on Sarge then I still had 2. I put the Ear mite medicine on Sarge realizing that 2 days later. He seems to have been okay but I was worried there for a while.

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duey35 July 16 2014 at 4:15 PM

Crabs are a form of mite. Maybe the Stars secrets are getting out.

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minutemaus July 16 2014 at 3:13 PM

A bug would be better named after anyone in that notorious "K" clan.

"Hey, Mom, I went camping and got a case of the Jlo's! Those little critters were crawling all over me."

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rude July 16 2014 at 3:08 PM

THIS JUST IN: A newly discovered species of slug has been named after Justin Bieber, not Kanye West as previously reported.

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Lazarus July 16 2014 at 3:03 PM

So JLo is a parasite?

Not news.

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dexrmerritt July 16 2014 at 3:03 PM

so Jlo is a bug, specifically a water mite..

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savannahswithgod July 16 2014 at 2:41 PM

This proves science aint right in the head. Everybody knows that should have been name the 'Traveling Wilbury'!

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Jacknyd July 16 2014 at 2:39 PM

Scientists name newly discovered mite species after major pop star
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The ( Michael Jackson ) sleeper

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mg9mike July 16 2014 at 2:35 PM

What are you saying here that she has bugs????

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savannahswithgod mg9mike July 16 2014 at 2:43 PM

No I think they are saying that nobody but Porter Ricans listen to her music? That spelling looks funny but hey I'm a fan of Porter Waggoner.

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ectullis July 17 2014 at 7:06 AM

What does the mite have to say about this?

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