On February 28 we posted about a shrimp named after a rock-and-roll band (https://mobyduck.com.br/?p=7911).
Now, Australian researchers have named a rare horse fly after Beyoncé.
The fly is considered a pest but helps to pollinate a wide variety of plants. It was first collected in 1981 – the year of the singer’s birth.
Bryan Lessard, a young scientist from Australia’s science agency, declared: “It was the (…) golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of (…) Beyoncé (…)”.
The agency has contacted Beyoncé for a response – but she has not answered yet.
Wanna know more? Access the originals http://theconversation.com/beyonce-is-a-fly-but-why-4958 and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/9012133/The-Beyonce-fly-Researchers-name-insect-with-golden-behind-after-singer.html to expand your science + rock’n’roll culture.