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Monday, February 19, 2018

The smallest fly on the planet was named in honor of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Brian brown of the Los Angeles Museum of natural history called discovered them the smallest on the planet flies in honor of Arnold Schwarzenegger: Megapropodiphora arnoldi. According to entomologist, despite its small size, the insect deserved such a name.

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As reported by the scientist himself, the famous actor and former Governor of California and the fly reminded him of his “figure”: large compared to the rest of the body chest and front paws cause Association with the pumped pressure. Brown said that as a child, it Arnold Schwarzenegger made him believe in himself and inspired to follow their own sporty form.

The new species lives in the Amazon jungle. Length flies made 0,395 mm, which makes her 5 micrometers less than the winner of the previous “record” (by the way, open the same scientists). All of her paws except the front looks disproportionately small even against his small body.

As noted by Brian brown, at that time almost all of the larger and hence “obvious” insects have already been opened, flies less than a millimeter in length, are still an interesting subject of study.

The study was published in the scientific journal Biodiversity Data Journal.

New species are often named after famous artists or politicians. In December last year an international group of biologists gave new species sea spiders, named after Bob Marley, and before that, experts from the University of Oviedo called discovered on the coast of Havana volozaninova mollusk that can change color, in honor of David Bowie. In honor of the President of the United States Donald trump was named a new species of moth — the researchers found that the scales on the insect head resemble hair at that time has not yet come into position, but an elected head of state. And in honor of predecessor, Donald trump, Barack Obama, last year, the scientists call it, including a kind of flat worms, a new species of speckled Hawaiian fish, and one species so nazwiemy smiling spiders, inhabitants of the Caribbean region. Other species of spiders was named in honor of Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio and the already mentioned David Bowie.

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