Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Celebrity names for new species

Entomologist Quentin Wheeler thinks it's good publicity for science to name new species after leaders and celebrities. There is, after all, no shortage of insects needing names.
Wheeler has named bugs after Darth Vader, President George W. Bush, and others. The latest? A Venezuelan beetle named Agaporomorphus colberti for comic-pundit Stephen Colbert.

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