Beyonce may be one of the biggest pop divas out there, but she isn't the only diva with that name. A previously unnamed species of horse fly with a glamorous golden rear end has been named Beyonce because it is the "all-time diva of flies," researchers say. Bryan Lessard, a researcher from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, is responsible for officially describing the fly and naming it Scaptia Plinthina beyonceae, according to the Australian National Insect Collection. Beyonce isn't the first celebrity to be honored with her own species. Traditionally named after scientists involved in their discovery, organisms have also been linked to the likes of Harrison Ford, Matt Groening creator of "The Simpsons" , Mick Jagger and other celebrities, including a beetle named after Roy Orbison. Gold and bold The rare Scaptia Plinthina beyonceae species of horse fly was collected in the year that Beyonce was born together with two other previously unknown specimens from northeast Queensland's Atherton Tablelands.
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