Jennifer Lopez wears many (floppy-brimmed, couture) hats. She’s a singer, actress, dancer, “American Idol” judge, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and age-defying time mage. And now she can add “being the namesake for a species of water mites” to that list. Seriously.
The Associated Press reports that a new species of water mite was found in the waters near Puerto Rico and dubbed the Litarachna lopezae mite after the “First Love” singer by a group of scientists. Biologist Vladimir Pesic told the AP that: “The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is … simple: J.Lo’s songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014.”
He also added that his personal favorite Jenny track is “All I Have,” to which I say: You better stan.
Ms. Lopez isn’t the first musician to have an insect named after her. (DISCLAIMER: If my bio professor is reading this, yes I know that insects and arachnids are not the same thing. Don’t hate me.) Back in 2012, the Aleiodes gaga wasp was named after, you guessed it, Lady Gaga.
Is having a bug named after you the new celebrity fragrance? I’m cool with that.