Beyonce Has "Bootylicious" Fly Named After Her

18 January 2012, 10:22 | Updated: 18 January 2012, 10:54

'Love On Top' star goes into the history books thanks to new discovery in Australia.

Beyonce has had a newly discovered horse fly named after her in Australia.

Researcher Bryan Lessard chose to name the insect after the former Destiny's Child star because it has a "bootylicious" gold-haired bottom.

The species had been kept in a fly collection since it was captured in 1981 - the same year the 'Love On Top' star was born.

According to the Press Association, the 24-year-old researcher and Bey fan said the fly's new name, Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, meant Beyonce would be "in the nature history books forever".

Beyonce, who gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy Carter, earlier this month, has yet to make comment on the honour.