LADY GAGA Has Inspired The Name Of New Insect Species

Brianne Constantino

Posted at March 11, 2020

Lady Gaga has become the inspiration for the name of a newly discovered insect species.


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A PhD candidate from the University of Illinois named Brendan Morris was the one who discovered the insect - a treehopper species from near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua - and decided to name it after the pop star.

According to Morris, the "Kaikaia Gaga" is a female treehopper that has distinct features no other treehopper in this planet has. "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."


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Gaga isn't the first musician to be named after a living creature. In 2017. a breed of crustacean called "synalpheus pinkfloydi" was named after legendary band Pink Floyd. Last month, Metallica also inspired the name of another crustacean species "macrostylis metallicola".

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