Lady Gaga just had a bug named after her:
To date singer Lady Gaga has won 11 Grammy’s and a smitten of ‘best performance’ awards: today she can add another accolade to her trophy room – she has a bug named after her.
Graduate student Brendan Morris just named a newly-discovered bug after the pop princess. The bug – which is a new species of treehopper – has a ‘wacky’ appearance, much like the songstress herself.
“If there is going to be a Lady Gaga bug, it’s going to be a treehopper, because they’ve got these crazy horns, they have this wacky fashion sense about them,” said Morris.
”They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.”
Morris studies entomology and named the bug Kaikaia gaga in an attempt to educate the wider world on how wonderful treehopper bugs really are.
According to Morris, they are morphological wonders that can change their look at will. They also sing to one another, by vibrating plant stems.
Lady Gaga isn’t the only person to have bugs named after them. Last year a small beetle was named after Greta Thunberg, Stee Irwin inspired the name of a blood parasite, and President Obama was the inspiration for a new species of coral-dwelling fish.
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