Item 1949 - New species of fly has been named in Mr Mandela's honour: Leptomorphus mandelai by Dr C Borkent

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ZA COM MR-T-1949

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New species of fly has been named in Mr Mandela's honour: Leptomorphus mandelai by Dr C Borkent

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  • 2012 (Creation)

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Flora, Fauna and Science related named after Mandela

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In recognition of Mr Mandela's role in ending Apartheid and for his advocacy of peace, reconciliation and social justice. The unique specimen of this new species was collected in KwaZulu Natal and is the only species of this genus known from South Africa

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The researcher who discovered the new species is Dr. Chris Borkent of the Plant Pest Diagnostic Center at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The new insect can be seen on
http://sciaroidea.info/node/50582
The Species was found on Geekies Farm near Howick in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

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Nelson Mandela Tributes Database: T01498

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