Namesakes of the U.S. President and two of his key people might be crawling around your back yard as you read this.Thank you to Little Geneva for the link!
Three new beetles of the genus Agathidium have been named after members of the current administration: A. bushi, A. cheneyi and A. rumsfeldi.
Two former Cornell University entomologists, Quentin Wheeler and Kelly Miller, were in charge of naming 65 new species of slime-mold beetles, which they discovered while studying the insects’ evolution and classification.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Slime-mold Beetles Named for Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld