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Shakira Has a Wasp Named After Her

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Here’s some news sure to brighten up your Monday: Shakira, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres and more celebs all have wasps named after them. Say whaaat?

It’s true: According to GMA Network, scientists have discovered 24 new species of a certain kind of wasp that uses caterpillars as hosts for their larvae. (Yum!) One of those species causes the host caterpillar to twist in all different sorts of ways as it dies, which reminded the scientists of Shakira’s hip-shaking ways. They’ve named this kind of wasp “A. shakirae,” after ‘The Voice’ judge.

Other kinds of wasps were named after talk show hosts Ellen DeGeneres (“A. elleni”), Jimmy Fallon (“A. fallen”), Stephen Colbert (“A. colberti”) and Jon Stewart (“A. stewarti”), though the article doesn’t explain why.

We somehow don’t think that the hilarity of a wasp slowly killing a caterpillar from the inside out has anything to do with it.

PopCrushers, what do you think of the fact that Shakira + other celebs have wasps named after them? Flattering or offensive?

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