Funny connection between famous people and insects

March 2nd, 2014

Hi guys,

Do you know what Beyonce and Harrison Ford have in common? Insects. Both of them – Beyonce and Harrison Ford are not only superstars but also insects. Here you can see two different pictures of Beyonce.

A previously un-named species of horse fly with a glamorous golden rear end has been named Beyonce because it is the “all-time diva of flies”. Full name of this fly is: Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, according to the Australian National Insect Collection.

Beyonce isn’t the first celebrity to be honored with her own species. Traditionally named after scientists involved in their discovery, organisms have also been linked to the likes of Harrison Ford, Matt Groening (creator of “The Simpsons“), Mick Jagger and other celebrities, including a beetle named after Roy Orbison.

We really want to know your opinion: what kind of insect should be called Rihanna?

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2 Responses to “Funny connection between famous people and insects”

  1. Bjioua says:

    Hi beyoncéé

  2. andrea says:

    that is so fun

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