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Orectochilus orbisonorum (Roy Orbison, whirligig beetle)


roy orbison rock animal
Tim Roney/Getty Images; Charles Kazilek/Arizona State University
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Scholars named this beetle that's black on top and white on bottom after the great "Oh, Pretty Woman" singer in 2008. "I have never seen an honor like that," Orbison's widow, Barbara, said at the time.

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