Son three new Australian beetles, and have received the name of the mythical Legendary Birds of the saga Pokmon: Articuno, Zapdos y Moltres, whom we met in the First Generation of these pocket monsters. Although the beetles themselves do not enjoy the elegance and presence of these creatures, the truth is that it is still fun that these insects proudly wear the name of these Pokémon.
Three new Australian beetles named Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres
The professor of entomology at the Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), the Dr. Darren Pollock, Y Yun Hsiao, a PhD student at the Australian National University, are responsible for the three mythical Legendary Birds of Pokémon become real in our world. Well, more or less. After discovering three new species of beetles in Australia, have decided to name them after these legendary birds of the first generation. All thanks to that both scientists are veteran fans of the Pokémon saga.
The newly named beetles are the Binburrum Articuno, Binburrum Moltres y Binburrum Zapdos, which were identified and named in a research article published in the journal The Canadian Entomologist in December 2020 (going IGN). As in the video game, the beetles can also be easily distinguished from each other: the Binburrum articuno (on the left) has a brown and silver coloration all over the body and wings; while Binburrum moltres (in the city center) It has a very different two-tone coloration with a golden upper half and a black lower half; the Binburrum zapdos (on the right)For its part, it has black wings with a golden protrax between the body and the head.
Three beetles are named as the Legendary Birds of Pokémon
“Yun says he was an aspiring Pokémon trainer when he was young, so due to the rarity of the specimens of the three new species, He suggested we name them after the three Legendary Birds of Pokémon“Pollock explained.” I thought it was a great idea, so the new species that were released to the world in 2020 are Binburrum articuno, Binburrum moltres and Binburrum zapdos. “
Pollock also noted that since the article was published late last year, more new species of the same genus have been discovered… and that they may have turned to the PokDex to assign more Pokémon names to these newly discovered insects. A news that comes only to demonstrate how great is the influence that the Pokémon saga has in the world, just when this phenomenon has just turned 25 years old.