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Preseucoila imallshookupis (Elvis Presley, gall wasp)
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Preseucoila imallshookupis (Elvis Presley, gall wasp)

Gall wasps never had as much swagger as this one. Scientists created a new genus, Preseucoila, based on the name "Presley" – and just to make things extra clear, they named the species after one of the King's signature hits.

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