Spider: Aptostichus angelinajolieae
The spider is called after Jolie in recognition of her work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Leech: Chtonobdella tanae
The leech was named for creator Amy Tan in recognition of her assist of the American Museum of Natural History. One of her novels, “Saving Fish From Drowning,” mentions leeches thrice. Tan reportedly stated she was “thrilled to be immortalized” with the naming.
Ant: Zasphinctus obamai
The ant was thus named “to acknowledge his important efforts undertaken for the conservation of fragile natural habitats around the globe.” The ant is usually discovered near the hometown of Obama’s paternal household in western Kenya.
Obama additionally lends his identify to 2 spiders, a bee, a beetle, two fish, a fowl, a lichen, a lizard and different critters.
Fly: Scaptia beyonceae
The horse fly was named after the singer and actress due to its “striking golden behind.”
Fly: Eristalis gatesi
The fly is called for Gates in recognition of his contributions to the PC revolution and to the science of dipterology (the research of flies.)
Spider: Aptostichus bonoi
The species happens in California’s Joshua Tree National Park and was named in recognition of U2’s 1987 album “The Joshua Tree.”
Spider: Ummidia brandicarlileae
The American singer and songwriter based the annual Girls Just Wanna Weekend Festival to counter the shortage of feminine illustration at mainstream music festivals. The pageant takes place in part of Mexico the place the spider is often discovered.
Beetle: Darwinilus sedarisi
The scientist who named the beetle did so “as an appreciation for his fascination with the pure world. I spent many hours listening to Mr Sedaris’ audiobooks whereas making ready the specimens and the figures for this and different manuscripts.”
Mayfly: Caenis gretathunbergae
For her world local weather activism, Greta Thunberg, now 20 years outdated, is up to now honored for a minimum of seven creatures: alongside the mayfly are a beetle, a frog, three spiders and a snail. At the age of 15, Thunberg started her now-globally acknowledged activism by inspiring college students world wide to participate in class strikes on behalf of the local weather.
Spider: Tasmanicosa hughjackmani
This wolf spider is called for the Australian actor and philanthropist who performed Wolverine within the “X-Men” movie sequence. The spider is endemic to Australia, and the frequent identify “wolverine wolf spider” was proposed by its discoverers.
Wasp: Idris elba
Idris is a genus of parasitic wasps. Regarding the identify, the scientist who named the wasp, Elijah J. Talamas, informed Smithsonian, “It was too funny not to do it.”
Beetle: Ptomaphaginus isabellarossellini
Beetle: Sonoma rossellinae
Two beetles are named for the actress and biologist Isabella Rossellini associated to her quick movies and stage performances on animal copy. Rossellini wrote and starred in “Green Porno,” a sequence of quick movies on animal sexual habits.
Wasp: Acrotaphus jackiechani
One of the scientists naming the wasp was a fan of the actor and director.
There’s additionally a lizard named after Chan. The lizard’s speedy actions reminded the scientists of the stunts of Jackie Chan.
Mite: Litarachna lopezae
The aquatic mite is present in Puerto Rico’s Mona Passage, a strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Lopez is of Puerto Rican descent.
Beetle: Sonoma stewarti
The beetle present in California’s Butte County was named by the authors for Jon Stewart “a humanitarian, champion of science, and humorist best known for reintroducing skepticism and intelligence to news reporting through a television program called The Daily Show.”
Stewart additionally has a wasp and trilobyte named after him.
Beetle: Agra katewinsletae
The beetle was present in Costa Rica. “Her [“Titanic”] character did not go down with the ship, but we will not be able to say the same for this elegant canopy species, if all the rain forest is converted to pastures,” the authors stated.
Treehopper: Kaikaia gaga
The grad scholar who named the treehopper stated in a press launch: “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. They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.”
Also named for Lady Gaga are a fern and an extinct even-toed ungulate (hoofed animal) present in Wyoming.
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Beetle: Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi
The beetle, together with one other beetle, two spiders and a flowering plant are named for the actor recognizing him for his work in elevating consciousness of environmental points, local weather change and biodiversity loss.
Beetle: Agra liv
Agra liv is a species of carabid beetle present in Costa Rica and Panama. “The existence of this species of stylish beetle depends upon the rainforest not present process an Armageddon,” the authors wrote. (Tyler starred within the 1998 movie “Armageddon.”
Beetle: Discheramocephalus malalae
Spider: Thunberga malala
The Pakistani feminine training activist turned the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate at age 17, two years after she survived being shot by the Taliban for talking publicly on behalf of ladies’ rights. The beetle and spider are named in recognition of her activism. Note the genus of the spider,
Thunberga, is called for Greta Thunberg.
Moth: Cicinnus melgibsoni
Gibson is acknowledged for his contribution and assist to the El Mirador challenge, an vital Mayan archaeological web site in Guatamala, the place the species was found.
Spider: Spintharus michelleobamaae
This comb-footed spider from Cuba is called for former first woman Michelle Obama “who has long fought to defend human rights, fairness, and equality for all, with her characteristic dignity and grace,” the authors wrote.
Beetle: Duvalius djokovici
A beetle present in an underground pit in a mountain in western Serbia is called after Djokovic by a Serbian researcher “due to its speed, strength, flexibility, durability and ability to survive in a difficult environment.”
Fly: Agromyza princei
The fly, found shortly after Prince died, is called due to his track “Raspberry Beret.” The larva of the fly was found mining a leaf of black raspberry.
Fly: Strongylophthalmyia federeri
The species is called for the tennis champion due to its “distinctive racquet-shaped male palpus.” (That’s a part of the fly’s mouth.)
Fly: Opaluma rupaul
A brightly coloured, iridescent soldier fly from Australia was named “in honor of the drag superstar RuPaul Charles who is known to wear extravagant outfits that resemble this species.” A trilobyte can be named for RuPaul.
Wasp: Aleiodes shakirae
“Since parasitism by this species causes the host caterpillar to bend and twist its abdomen in various ways, and Shakira is also famous for her belly-dancing, the name seems particularly appropriate,” the authors wrote.
Beetle: Agaporomorphus colberti
The scientist who found this diving beetle stated he named it after Colbert as a result of “Stephen shamelessly asked the science community to name something cooler than a spider to honor him.” Another beetle,
Sonoma colberti, can be named after the comic.
Millipede: Nannaria swiftae
The authors, followers of Taylor Swift, named this millipede “in recognition of her talent as a songwriter and performer and in appreciation of the enjoyment her music has brought.”
Spider: Filistata maguirei
The actor has starred in 4 “Spider Man” movies. He additionally lends his identify to a crustacean.