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Aussie Fly Named After Beyonce

by Paul Cashmere on January 13, 2012

in News

Australian scientists have name a fly after Beyonce because of its “bootylicious’ shape.

Beyonce. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Beyonce. photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Scaptia (Plinthina) was first identified in Queensland in 1981, the same year Beyonce was born. To date, it has never been officially named.

Researchers for the CSIRO noticed that the fly’s huge behind made it “the diva of flies” and named in Beyonce in honour of her shapely figure.

Beyonce the fly is a rare horse fly only found in Northern Queensland.

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