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Stars with Animals Named After Them

Stephen Colbert's Beetle

Scientific Name: Agaporomorphus colberti

Scientists named a Venezuelan diving beetle Agaporomorphus colberti in honor of comedian Stephen Colbert. “Last year, Stephen shamelessly asked the science community to name something cooler than a spider to honor him," said one researcher. "His top choices were a giant ant or a laser lion. While those would be cool species to discover, our research involves beetles, and they are ‘way cooler’ than a spider any day”.—Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

(Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty)



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