She’s got her own crazy style. She’s got an extraordinarily devout fan base. She’s got her own cover of Vogue. And now, she’s got her own bug named after her.
Lady Gaga, of course! Researchers in Thailand recently discovered a parasitoid wasp and named it Aleiodes Gaga after Mama Monster herself. How exactly did they come up with this name? As Jezebel said: ”As to why the researchers chose to “honor” Lady Gaga in this way is not entirely clear (they’re likely seeking attention — in which case the name is wholly appropriate).” Perhaps, or perhaps the insect somehow wowed scientists with its ability to change hair colors every thirty seconds while still buzzing a song.
It’s actually really cool looking and, to be honest, I love the way the scientific name sounds. To read more about the DNA barcoding technique used to determine whether or not it was a newly discovered species, check out the full article at The Guardian. [via Jezebel]
Lovelies, what do you think about naming species after celebrities?