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Newly discovered beetle named after
climate activist Greta Thunberg

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/25/2019 4:39:49 PM

London—Climate activist Greta Thunberg has a tiny new namesake. London’s Natural History Museum said Friday that a minute species of beetle is being named “Nelloptodes gretae” in honor of the 16-year-old Swede. Michael Darby, a scientific associate at the museum who found the insect in its collection of millions of animal specimens, chose the name to acknowledge her “outstanding contribution” to raising awareness of environmental issues. The beetle is less than 1 millimeter long and has no eyes or wings. It belongs to a 1960s collection from samples of soil and leaf litter in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi,

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Speaking of Kenya, didn't someone name a species of dung beetle after Nobel Laureate Baraque?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 10/25/2019 5:05:43 PM (No. 217510)
Is this new beetle akso a know nothing screeching scold??)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Proud Texan 10/25/2019 5:06:37 PM (No. 217512)
No eyes so it can't see for itself. No wings so it has to use a carbon boat, and found among a pile of trashy dirt.. How fitting!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: glcinpdx 10/25/2019 5:08:37 PM (No. 217513)
A new breed of Cockroach would be more appropriate.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm 10/25/2019 5:14:46 PM (No. 217516)
Quick honey! Grab me the Raid.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamapreacher 10/25/2019 5:25:47 PM (No. 217519)
"minute species of beetle." Yep, that pretty much sums her up.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lucky5 10/25/2019 5:27:06 PM (No. 217520)
A few bugs named after 0bama. Aptostichus barackobamai, the Barack Obama trapdoor spider. Baracktrema obamai, the flatworm that infects Malaysian freshwater turtles, a species and genus of parasite .
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Reply 7 - Posted by: qr4j 10/25/2019 5:34:14 PM (No. 217527)
One pest is being named after another pest. Fitting!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen55 10/25/2019 5:35:18 PM (No. 217529)
Step on it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 10/25/2019 5:49:15 PM (No. 217544)
That is somehow appropriate.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GO3 10/25/2019 5:51:34 PM (No. 217545)
I bet the beetle is better looking.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Butch 10/25/2019 6:13:26 PM (No. 217553)
That girl needs a good spanking, and then be sent to bed without her supper. How dare she speak to a group of prominent adults so disrespectfully?!? Well, having her name applied to an insect will have to do, in the absence of being properly raised by her parents.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 10/25/2019 6:32:44 PM (No. 217568)
How appropriate !!! They named an insignificant bug after her !! Do any of them pay attention to how stupid they sound ?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Italiano 10/25/2019 7:12:53 PM (No. 217591)
Rod Serling would have cast this little wretch as the creepy kid who “telepathed” people to the cornfield.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DanvilleBill 10/25/2019 9:17:49 PM (No. 217654)
Squish!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jennie C. 10/25/2019 9:29:32 PM (No. 217661)
I'm not sure my eyes can roll any harder.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue Hen1 10/25/2019 9:47:57 PM (No. 217671)
Dung Beatle?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mjolnir 10/25/2019 11:29:18 PM (No. 217720)
Well, isn't that SPECIAL! -- Church Lady
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Reply 18 - Posted by: virbots 10/26/2019 12:47:13 AM (No. 217759)
Consolation prize for not getting Nobel Peace Prize. Ironically getting a beetle named after you is worth more.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 10/26/2019 1:26:15 AM (No. 217776)
gosh im so impressed. 🙄
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