Russian researcher names new dung fly after Dutch biologist

A newly-discovered species of dung fly Azelia beuki has been named after Dutch biologist Paul Beuk who is also curator of the Maastricht natural history museum.

Researcher Nikita Vikhrev discovered the fly, which has a preference for elephant dung, during a field trip to Thailand and named it after Beuk, because of his specialist website about flies and mosquitos.
‘I am not disappointed it is a dung fly,’ website quoted Beuk as saying.

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