Scientists In Australia Discover New Insect Called The Deadpool Fly

Jul 31, 2020
Originally published on July 31, 2020 6:09 am
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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Scientists in Australia have discovered a new insect called the Deadpool fly. If you're picturing actor Ryan Reynolds in a fly costume, you're not too far off base. The insect is named after his Marvel character. It has markings on its back that resemble Deadpool's mask. And it's only the latest in a list of Australian species named after their, quote, "superpowers" this past year, including Thor, Loki and Black Widow. God help us when they discover the Hulk. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.