Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae: ‘Bootylicious’ horse fly named for Beyonce

Look at the booty on that!

We don’t think you’re ready for this jelly, but — there’s about to be a lot more buzz about Beyonce, and it’s coming in the form of a newly discovered horse fly, named after the singer for its golden-haired booty.

The fly, though recently dubbed Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, was discovered in Australia back in 1981, the same year Beyonce was born, according to the Washington Post.  

Bryan Lessard, a researcher at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, said he hopes the pop diva will take the name as a compliment now that she will be “in the nature history books forever.”

Lessard said the horse fly’s golden bum makes it “pretty bootylicious,” a word made popular by Beyonce’s former girl band Destiny’s Child.

Rock on, Beyonce. Everyone knows that only true divas get Australian horse flys named after them.


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