Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Roy Orbison is an Honorary Beetle!

If scientists are correct about bugs outlasting man, there may be a new form of immortality set aside for the late Roy Orbison - a fame and vitality beyond his music... I learned today that a newly discovered beetle has been named for the crooner and former Wilbury. Yes, a bug... really!

A new species of beetle that appears as if wearing a tuxedo has been named in honor of the late rock 'n' roll legend Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara. Entomologist Quentin Wheeler of Arizona State University announced the discovery and naming of the beetle, now dubbed Orectochilus Orbisonorum, during a Roy Orbison Tribute Concert that was held on January 25th.

A new honor for Orbison

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