Thanks to loyal Zoner/Colboarder Gaia Faye who brought to my attention that despite Stephen Colbert’s statements to the contrary, there IS a bug named in honor of him, the Diamphipnoa colberti! The discoverer of the bug is Bill P. Stark and he says of the derivision of the name, “I am pleased to honor an entertaining, provocative, former American presidential candidate, Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report with this patronym.”
And what makes this insect so unique? From the abstract, it is said that “Diamphipnoa colberti is described from a single male specimen recently collected in Maule, Chile. The new species differs from known members of the genus in the bifurcate and slightly expanded epiproct apex.”
I don’t know what that means, but I stand behind it. Here’s the bit about the bugs from last night in case you missed it.