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The Beyonce fly: named after singer


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

The Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae fly, found in far north Queensland and widely considered a pest, has been named in recognition of the unusual gold patch on its abdomen. The fly was first collected in 1981 – the year of the singer's birth.

Bryan Lessard from Australia's science agency, CSIRO, said the insect's behind made it the "all-time diva of flies".

"It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly's abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyoncé as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy – the naming of species," he said.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

Beyonce!  
"..............  widely considered a pest..."

LOL


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:06 AM

Oh I dunno. Beyonces ass is too fat for me. Great performer though. :huh:




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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

View PostDevice, on 14 January 2012 - 09:06 AM, said:

Oh I dunno. Beyonces ass is too fat for me. Great performer though. :huh:


Snap!  I prefer the looks of Rihanna.  But she's a pest too.  lol


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:15 AM

View PostEldorado, on 14 January 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:

Snap!  I prefer the looks of Rihanna.  But she's a pest too.  lol


:lol: Yes, Rihanna. Now we're talking. She's more the full package to me. But without veering off-topic too radically - they should've named that fly after her instead.:tu:




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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

they've also named a strain of cannabis after her and JayZ's baby, lol


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

What, Beyonce has dense golden hair on her abdomen? I'm not sure whether she'd se this as a compliment.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

Let me see if I got this right... we just want to swat her and stop that annoying sound? yeah... that sounds about right.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

I like it so much...

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I put a ring on it.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

View PostRedSquirrel, on 16 January 2012 - 06:42 PM, said:

I like it so much...

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I put a ring on it.


I love this Red Squirrel! Well Done! ROFL


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

Well, she always said she was 'Fly'......    :no: Sorry.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:39 AM

(too busy laughing to say anything)


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:25 AM

Well it is a fly.Who wants a fly named after them ?
Catherine Zeta Jones has a red lipstick shade named for her....
A ffllllyyy ?
She's so stuck up,this will offend her.
Bahahahahahaha !

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