Actors Louis Koo and Hu Ge named a new species of insect after them and you will never guess the name – Nemoura vastkootinlokorum.
The six-legged creature might have a funny name, like it’s the love child of the two big stars, but both of them’s charity projects in China are no laughing matter.
Koo, known as Koo Tin-lok in Cantonese, and Hu were recognized for their individual contributions to education and the environment, according to an academic article published earlier this month in the International Journal of Ecology.
The China Global Television Network website praised the duo and listed their good deeds in a post last Saturday (February 13th).
50-year-old Hong Kong star Koo, who founded a charity foundation in 2008, has helped build more than 100 elementary schools in remote parts of China, as well as clinics and wells.
After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he also visited the disaster area as a Unicef ambassador and has been doing a lot of charity work ever since, while holding back on it.
Chinese actor Hu, 38, was also involved in disaster relief efforts following the great quake that killed more than 69,000 people.
He was also instrumental in protecting the barnacle goose, the highest flying bird in the world, from pollution and endangerment in 2013, and visited the Qinghai region several times to raise awareness about environmental protection.
Other celebrities who have had bugs against their monikers include actress Kate Winslet, who has a species of carbid beetle named after her, Agra katewinsletae.
The Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio gave his name to a beetle species, Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi, and a species of spider, Spintharus leonardodicaprioi.
While the name of the insect discovered in Sichuan in southwest China may seem like a mouthful, internet users seem to endorse the honor, saying that “insects have now gotten handsome”.