Neil Gaiman becomes beetle in eastern Georgia

Neil Gaiman becomes beetle in eastern Georgia

Georgian scientists have named a newly discovered species of ground beetle (Carabidae) after famed author and comics writer Neil Gaiman.

A paper detailing the finding was published by Giorgi Chaladze, Levan Kalatozishvili, Zurab Janiashvili and Giorgi Bakuradze through Ilia State University’s Institute of Ecology in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The group has named the beetle Pterostichus neilgaimani, which fits under the subgenus Aphaonus Reitter. The new species is said to be so rare that only two specimen were found inside a sacred grove just outside the village of Khevsha, Georgia, within the Caucasus region of Eurasia, CBR reported.

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