[Answer] What is the binomial name of the horsefly species that’s golden backside inspired a 24-year old researcher to name it af ter a pop star in January 2012?



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What is the binomial name of the horsefly species that’s golden backside inspired a 24-year old researcher to name it after a pop star in January 2012?


What is the binomial name of the horsefly species that’s golden backside inspired a 24-year old researcher to name it after a pop star in January 2012?


Scaptia beyonceae is a species of horse fly found in the Atherton Tablelands in north-east Queensland, Australia. Discovered in 1981 but not scientifically described until 2011, the fly is named after American recording artist and actress Beyoncé.


Bryan Lessard, a researcher from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia, is responsible for officially describing the fly and naming it Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, according to the Australian National Insect Collection.



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