Beetle mania

Posted by Laura Grant on February 2, 2008
Posted in Green News

An entemologist has named a new species of whirligig beetle from India after rock ‘n’ roll legend Roy Orbison and his wife Barbara. In 2005, the same entemologist named new species of slime-mould beetles after Darth Vader, US president George Bush, US vice-president Dick Cheney and former secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld. Who said scientists don’t have a sense of humour?

Via: Science Daily

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