Days after Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z welcomed their first child together - Blue Ivy Carter - there is, perhaps, more reason to celebrate.
A new species of Queensland horse fly has been named after Beyonce, due to its rather glamorous-looking golden-colored lower abdomen.
The fly, found in northern Australia, is called Scaptia (Plinthina) beyoncea and was actually first discovered three decades ago. However, and fortunately for Beyonce, it remained unnamed so far; the honor (for both the fly and the singer) was conferred by Australian scientist Bryan Lessard, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization's (CSIRO) blog.
Lessard explained the 12mm long fly's gold color made it the all time diva of flies.
CSIRO scientist Bryan Lessard said, the 12mm long fly's spectacular gold color made it the 'all time diva of flies'.
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 as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy - the naming of species, Lessard said, according to csironewsblog.com.
Incidentally, the rare Scaptia (Plinthina) horse fly was first identified in 1981 from the Atherton Tablelands and in the same year the former Destiny's Child singer was born.
Most Australian Scaptia species have been described, however, these five new species of a sub-group (Plinthina) have been housed in Australian collections since the group was last studied in the 1960s, Lessard added, while also admitting to being a fan of the singer.
I do listen to her music in the lab sometimes, he was quoted as saying. He also said he was going through drawers of specimens not yet described when this one just jumped out at me.
The 30-year-old Run the World singer is known for her flashy outfits and in her videos and onstage performances.