SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 17 (UPI) -- Fans of pop star Jennifer Lopez are a diverse set. Some are teenage girls, and others have post graduate degrees and study insects. The latter sort recently paid tribute to the Bronx-born singer by naming a newly discovered water mite after her.
The tiny water mite, Litarachna lopezae, was found and collected by scientists from a coral reef in Mona Passage -- the strait that divides the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. J-Lo is of Puerto Rican descent, her parents having immigrated to New York from the U.S. territory.