– A species of gall wasp named after Elvis Presley and his hit song "All Shook Up".
Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae – A horsefly with a glamorous golden behind named after singer Beyoncé.
Aptostichus stephencolberti – A trapdoor spider named after comedian, Stephen Colbert. However, Colbert asked if they could name something cooler than a spider after him. They complied and named a beetle (way cooler than a spider), Agaporomorphus colberti, in his honor.
Fun names, but something bugs me. I saw few insects or animals named after authors. And, unless I overlooked a section, I don’t recall seeing any mystery writers on the list. How about naming an inquisitive animal or bug in honor of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, or Dashiell Hammett?