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Scientists Name Rare Species of Fly After Beyonce

Fan of Beyonce already know that she is pretty “fly”, but now the singer has inspired Australian researchers to rename a rare breed of horse-fly after her.

The scientists said that the golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen reminded them of Beyonce’s signature hairstyle. The fly was discovered on the same year that Beyonce was born, 1981, and will be named Scaptia (Plinthina) Beyonceae.

This isn’t the first time a member of the animal kingdom has been renamed after a celebrity. There is a frog, Hyla stingi, which is named after Sting and a spider, Pachygnatha zappa, which is named after Frank Zappa.

 

 

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