Well, this is one way to show appreciation.
Scientists have named a water mite in honor of Jennifer Lopez after discovering the new species near Puerto Rico, dubbing it Litarachna lopezae. Ain't that funny.
In an email to the Associated Press
, biologist Vladimir Pesic said that it was just a small token of thanks after the pop star'
s music kept he and his crew entertained on the job.
"The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is… simple: J.Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014," said Pesic. His favorite track? "All I Have."
A bunch of scientists jamming out to J.Lo, maybe twerking -- is there a better image than that?
J.Lo is hardly the first celeb to have a bug named after her. The Aleiodes gaga wasp was named after Lady Gaga, the Scaptia Beyonceae horsefly after Beyonce, the Caribbean-native Gnathia Marleyi parasite after Bob Marley, and the Norasaphus monroeae trilobite after Marilyn Monroe, among many others.