I don't think you're ready for this... horse fly?

Ever since reading this amazing story about a horse fly named after Beyoncé, I haven't been able to get Bootylicious by Destiny's Child out of my head.

It's been a good few days now, but nothing I listen to will make it budge - it's just so darn catchy!

So, this horse fly I was talking about, Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, was named after Lady B because of its gold bum. Incredible, non?

I love that a scientist somewhere thought:

"you know what this gold-bummed fly reminds me of...? Beyoncé!
Yeah, we should totally name it after her - she'd love that!"


So with that in mind, I put together a treasury of gold-tipped pretties:

...and here are some more awesome gold-tipped things, just because I love you guys.

How do you feel about the naming of this new horse fly?

What kind of insect would you like to have named after you?

(I'd quite like a Vixie dragonfly, that'd be neat)

2 hellos:

Siobhan said...

I don't think they can handle this.

Vixie said...

Let's hope they can!

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