Newly discovered insect species named after Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga’s flamboyant style has inspired the name of a new insect species.

The Kaikaia gaga is a new species of the treehopper bugs found almost three decades ago near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, reported Fader, and its unique features prompted scientists to name the bug after the Born This Way singer.

Speaking to the Illinois News BureauIn, Brendan Morris, a PhD candidate in entomology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who studied the species extensively, said: “If there is going to be a Lady Gaga bug, it’s going to be a treehopper because they’ve got these crazy horns.

“They have this wacky fashion sense about them. They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.”

Morris wasn’t able to extract DNA from the insect, but he plans to visit Nicaragua in hopes of finding other living K. gaga in the tropical forest where the original was collected.

While he’s busy studying the singer’s bug counterparts, Lady Gaga is set to hit the promotional trail for her new album Chromatica, which is released April 10, 2020. Lead single Stupid Love is out now.