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 Patagonian Shield Bug Named After Middle’s Earth’s Smaug the Dragon

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PostSubject: Patagonian Shield Bug Named After Middle’s Earth’s Smaug the Dragon   Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:47 am

Interesting tribute to Tolkien.
What would you name a new species of bug if you discovered it?

Eduardo Faúndez wrote:
Recently in the insect systematics lab at North Dakota State University, we discovered a new species of shield bug in the family Acanthosomatidae and decided to give it a Tolkien-based name: Planois smaug.

http://entomologytoday.org/2015/06/19/patagonian-shield-bug-named-after-middles-earths-smaug-the-dragon
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PostSubject: Re: Patagonian Shield Bug Named After Middle’s Earth’s Smaug the Dragon   Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:39 pm

Thanks for the link!

I think a "shield bug" species should be named for Sam Gamgee--who stuck with and to Frodo no matter the circumstance. cyclops

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