Terry Erwin, an insect researcher who specializes in beetles at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, has named almost 300 species in a genus of beetles called Agra.
Erwin noted that he’s got about 1,500 species in the Agra genus still awaiting names in a cabinet right outside his office door. And every time he goes collecting, he finds more new beetles. “This is a genus with endless species,” he said.
The group includes species like Agra sasquatch—named for its big feet. Erwin named its sister species Agra yeti.
Two others bear the names Agra vation and Agra vate. Erwin insists he wasn’t particularly annoyed when he named the two sister species. “It was just to use aggravation because it went with Agra,” he said.
Yet another beetle is named Agra ichabod for Ichabod Crane, the main character in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, because the beetle Erwin used in his description of the species was missing its head.
"All the old guys who were strict Latin namers, I’ve outlived them all," Erwin said. Since he’s the only one left working to describe all the new Agra species, no one criticizes his name choices anymore, he said.
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