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A previously un-named species of horse fly whose appearance is dominated by its glamorous golden lower abdomen has been named in honour of American pop diva, Beyoncé.

captia (Plinthina) beyonceae

Says researcher Bryan Lassard:

It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyoncé as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy – the naming of species

In other words, the abdomen of the fly reminded him of this photo:

Which made him decide to name the golden-bottom fly after the pop diva. This new species adds to the 4400 species of horse flies that have been described so far.

See? Science can be bootylicious too!

[Via PhysOrg]