a newly found insect named after the prime minister


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s first name was given to a previously unknown insect.

New Zealand – Do you enjoy this honor from scientists? The first name of the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (40) was given to a previously unknown insect.

Maybe she wasn’t that excited because cricket is named after her: Jacinda Ardern, 40, Prime Minister of New Zealand. © Nick Perry / AP / dpa

Hemiandrus jacinda: This is the name of a new animal that researchers recently discovered.

again Guardian I mentioned it is a non-flying insect with a red crust and long legs.

Cricket can be assigned to the collective term Wētā, which is used in New Zealand for a group of different insect species.

Stephen Trewick, a professor of evolutionary ecology at Massey University in New Zealand, said he liked cricket because it “reflects the characteristics of the prime minister”. The newly discovered insect is “amazing” and “beautiful”.

A spokeswoman for the politician said diplomatically that Ms. Ardern was “aware of the name” and “extremely proud”.

In fact, the scientists’ unusual decision shouldn’t be so bad for the prime minister – after all, a beetle, lichen and ant in Saudi Arabia have already been named after them, the spokesman said.

The discovery of Hemiandrus jacinda, which has only now been discovered, is quite astonishing. Because cricket is nowhere to be found in the country, but near the big cities. Visually, it is described as relatively large, long-legged, brilliant and often orange-red.

There are more than 100 different types of water in trees, caves, shrubs and sometimes in suburban gardens. Like all members of the Hemiandrus group, Jacinda buries herself in the caves from which she hunts at night.

New Zealand is very rich and diverse. Insects: Their very existence is increasingly threatened by the importation of predators such as rats and cats, as well as habitat loss from agriculture.

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