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Beyonce gets rare horse fly named after her

The Scaptia beyonceae was named after singer and actress Beyonce. (Bryan Lessard, CSIRO)

January 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Australia's National Science Agency has bestowed a unique honor on Beyonce, naming a fly after her.

A rare horse fly found in far north Queensland has just been named after the singer, actress and new mom.

Scientists say the fly has golden hairs on its abdomen and what's described as a "bootylicious" behind.

"Bootylicious" was a hit song for Beyonce when she was with Destiny's Child.

The newly named fly was collected in 1981, the same year Beyonce was born. They fly's scientific name is Scaptia beyonceae.