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What inspires insect names?

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Taxonomy is the foundation stone of science and the system we use to categorise our complex natural world. Around one million insect species have been named and described to date.

But there are an estimated 8-10 million living insect species on Earth, meaning new species are being discovered on a daily basis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-21712920

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There are so many glad I'm not the one trying to pick out a name for them. It's hard enough to pick out a name for your baby.

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Interesting! Thanks

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Animals are often named after the numpty who discovered them.

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