Researchers Name Fly After ... Beyonce

It has a big golden butt
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2012 5:14 PM CST
A file photo of Beyonce, who now has a fly named in her honor.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It's been quite a week for Beyonce. First, Blue Ivy and now the honor of having a horse fly scientifically named in her honor. The Scaptia (Plinthina) beyoncea fly hails from Australia, and, crucially, it has a golden rear end. "It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly's abdomen that led me to name this fly in honor of the performer Beyonce," explains a researcher at Australia's science agency. See the Telegraph for a photo. (Read more Beyonce stories.)

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