Lady Gaga has a new bug named after her
A new bug has been found in Nicaragua and because it has a distinctly flamboyant look to it, an entomologist named it, the Kaikaia gaga, after Lady Gaga.
The Kaikaia gaga bug has two horns and has deep red colour wings the size of her body. Brendan Morris, who discovered the bug said, “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,” Morris told the Illinois News Bureau. “They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.”
Here's a better head shot of Mother Monster's bug, the horns are essentially her shoulders. pic.twitter.com/w6JqWLWtBE— Brendan Morris 🌈 (@BiophileB) March 11, 2020
Fans of the TV show, American Horror Story have also compared the bug to Gaga's character, Scáthach, which appeared in Season 6 of the series.
A new treehopper species was named "Kaikaia gaga" after @ladygaga: "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."— Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) March 10, 2020
the resemblance is uncanny! pic.twitter.com/x87KMvB35X
I wonder if she's ok to be named after a bug!!
By the way, it’s not uncommon that new discoveries are named after bands and musicians, as earlier this year a deep-sea crustacean was discovered and named after the heavy metal band Metallica under the name “Macrostylis Metallicola”