Beyoncé’s Booty is Inspiration for Rare House Fly’s Name
A rare type of horse fly found in Australia has been named after new mommy and pop diva Beyoncé.
Australia's national science agency, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO, has named the new species of house fly "scaptia (plinthina) beyonceae fly." The insect has a bright, golden patch at the bottom of its abdomen aka it's "butt."
CSIRO insect expert Bryan Lessard says this unique trait makes the fly the "all-time diva of flies." He is also quoted as saying, "It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyonce as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy – the naming of species."
There is more significance other than the fly's golden "butt." The rare horse fly was collected the same year the pop singer was born- 1981.
CSIRO has contacted Beyoncé for an official comment but the pop singer has yet to say anything about this unique honor.
[Photo courtesy of: abc.net.au]