April 20, 2018

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      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.

IMAGE COURTESY:

- 1: Photo: BRYAN LESSARD/AFP/Getty Images
- 2: http://theconversation.com/beyonce-is-a-fly-but-why-4958
- 3: https://michaelaplein.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/photo1.jpg?w=748
IMAGE COURTESY: IMAGENS INTERNAS AO POST:
- 1: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cRPy8DNiXw8/VNjPQMxI2uI/AAAAAAAAAtw/DKkNuVj_-gQ/s1600/Plinthina%2Bbeyonceae%2B.jpg
- 2: http://guiadoscuriosos.uol.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Beyonce-Knowles-and-The-Scaptia-Plinthina-beyonceae-fly.bmp
- 3: http://theconversation.com/beyonce-is-a-fly-but-why-4958

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