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‘Bootylicious’ bug named  for Beyonce

In this 2009 phoreleased by researcher Bryan Lessard Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organizati(CSIRO) newly discovered horse fly Austrliwith its golden-haired

In this 2009 photo released by researcher Bryan Lessard of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), a newly discovered horse fly in Austrlia with its golden-haired bum is shown at the Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, Australia. For 24-year-old CSIRO researcher Lessard, a fan of pop diva Beyonce, there was only one name worthy of its beauty: Beyonce, He told The Associated Press Monday, Jan.16, 2012 he wanted to pay respect to the insect's beauty by naming it Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae. (AP Photo/Bryan Lessard, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, CREDIT MANDATORY

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Updated: February 18, 2012 8:17AM



CANBERRA, Australia — A newly discovered horse fly in Australia was so “bootylicious” with its golden-haired bum, there was only one name worthy of its beauty: Beyonce.

Australian researcher Bryan Lessard, 24, says he wanted to pay respect to the insect’s beauty by naming it Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae. Lessard said Beyonce would be “in the nature history books forever” and that the fly now bearing her name is “pretty bootylicious” with its golden backside.

“Bootylicious” was the title of a song by Beyonce’s previous group, Destiny’s Child.

AP



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