With the screaming fans, soft drink endorsements and your pick of M&M; colors, being a world-famous musician has its share of perks. And one of those perks, if you're particularly lucky, is lending your name to an animal for the foreseeable future of zoology:
"It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly's abdomen that led me to name this fly in honor of the performer Beyoncé as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy – the naming of species," are all words the entomologist who named Scaptia beyonceae told The Telegraph in 2012.
Aleiodes shakirae is a parasitic wasp, who injects eggs inside caterpillars. As the caterpillars dry out, they twist into mummies (their death throes were reminiscent of the pop singer's dance skills, apparently).
"There is nothing I'd like better than having a jellyfish named after me," musician Frank Zappa reportedly said once, so an intrepid jellyfish discoverer and jazz-rock-fusion fan made Phialella zappai a real thing.