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‘Rainbow colours and legs for days’: Australian fly species named after drag star RuPaul – The Guardian Australia

CSIRO entomologist Bryan Lessard says the soldier flies look like ‘little gems buzzing around the forest floor’

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The first insect Bryan Lessard named after a pop culture icon was the Beyoncé fly Scaptia beyonceae, in 2011.
At the time, the CSIRO entomologist caused quite a stir, and was frowned upon by some taxonomists.
A decade later, the cultural icon RuPaul has…

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