A New Species of Horsefly Has Been Named After Beyoncé


Um, okay. So, a previously unnamed species of horsefly has recently been dubbed “the Beyoncé fly” on account of its “glamorous golden rear end,” which makes it “all-time diva of flies.” We don’t think we were aware that flies have enough divas to have an all-time diva, but we’ll let that one slide. Bryan Lessard, a researcher from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, who officially named the horsefly the Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, adds that not only does it have similar physical qualities to the “Bootylicious” pop star, but it was originally discovered in 1981, the year of Beyoncé’s birth. It must be fate. [via NYMag ]