Beetle named after Chinese President Xi Jinpin; media fumigated.

Main report: Scientist names bug after Xi Jinping, censors squash all reports online
Other Reporting: The Guardian
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa   
New Taxa: Rhyzodiastes (Temoana) xii
Species named for: Chinese President Xi Jinping
Categories: Celebrity Taxa | Insects | New Species

A patriotic Chinese scientist named a newly-discovered beetle species after Chinese President Xi Jinping. Apparently, Xi Dada was less than flattered, given that the beetle feeds on decaying matter. Posts about the bug have subsequently been removed from Chinese social media sites like Weibo, Douban and RenRen as Chinese censors fumigate the internet yet again.

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