Finding flies that often appear in the winter, horny heads, like snow-covered bodies, scientists put the name Nightking on - Picture 1.

Discovering that flies often appear in the winter, horny heads, like snow-covered bodies, scientists put the name "Nightking" together.


Scientists in Australia have discovered a new bee-fly fly and named it after Game of Thrones Night King character in the Game of Thrones, do not rush to assume that they just named "according to the trend", there is a special reason Let the scientists choose this name.

Night King in Game of Thrones

The fly is scientifically known as Paramonovius nightking because it has many characteristics reminiscent of the Game of Thrones Night King: first, it usually appears in the winter, second, its head is like a "horn". "Third Night King, it's usually covered with snow-like dust.

Finding flies that often appear in the winter, horny heads, like snow-covered bodies, scientists put the name Nightking in the picture - Photo 2.

Although only 11mm in size, these flies are capable of causing destruction in their habitats, like a "miniature Westeros world". They have the ability to turn other insects into "zombies", like many flies in the bee-fly family, which are parasites, and their eggs are introduced into other insects' bodies. grow into larvae and eat hosts from within.

Finding flies that often appear in the winter, horny heads, like snow-covered bodies, scientists put the name Nightking in place - Photo 3.

According to the original report in Austral Entomology, this insect was actually first seen in 2012 by two amateur scientists in Wandoo National Park, Western Australia. However, it is not until now that it is published and has an official name.

This fake bee fly is not the only member of the insect class named after the film Game of Thrones. After discovering three new beetle species, a group of entomologists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln named them according to the trio of dragons of Daenerys Targaryen, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, with the names Gymnetis. Drogoni, Gymnetis Rhaegali and Gymnetis Viserioni

Reference: Iflscience


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