Scientists named a new species of praying mantis after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already a Supreme Court justice, feminist hero, and unlikely pop culture icon, but now the 83-year-old can add one more accolade to her many accomplishments: She’s a bug.

Researchers at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History discovered a new species of praying mantis that’s found in Madagascar. Notably, it’s the first time scientists have determined what species a mantis is by examining the shape of the female’s genitals instead of the male’s.

Because of this breakthrough in insect feminism, the researchers decided to give the species the name “Ilomantis ginsburgae,” after RBG.

Well, that and Ginsburg’s “appreciation of the jabot, a decorative neck accessory, which resembles the neck plate of the insect.”

The Supreme Court justice is flattered, we’re sure.

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