- A protective wasp species discovered by scientists from Colegio de Postgraduados in Mexico has been named after popular Hollywood actor, Idris Elba
- The insect was seen attacking crop infesting insects in a way that show that it could be a pest-controlling insect
- Though no formal reason has been given on the naming, there are speculations that it is not unconnected from the protective role Elba has played in many Marvel movies
A very small species of insect which protects against invasive pests that threaten crops has been named after popular actor Idris Elba.
The Idris Elba wasp was first discovered in Guanajuato, Mexico, where it was seen attacking the eggs of bagrada stink bug, a major pest that feeds on cabbage and broccoli, Evening Standard reports.
According to the newspaper, scientists said that the latest discovery will go a long way in the effective control of pest, especially the ones that attack farm produce.
There has, however, not been a formally released reason as to why the species was named after the popular actor.
On the other hand, speculations have it that the insect may have been named after Elba because it is protective just as the actor’s character, Heimdall in Marvel films, a role he has played in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
It should be noted that before now Idris Elba has been known to only parasite on spider eggs, where latest discovery pointed out that it also fights other crop-destroying pests.
The bagrada bug that the wasp recently attacked is native to Africa and could be found in other areas of the world.
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Its activity was first discovered in 2008 when it was reported in Los Angeles, California. The research team that discovered the Elba wasp are from Colegio de Postgraduados (Mexico) as they also pointed out that the new insect portrays an exceptional skill.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 46-year-old actor Elba married his fiancé, Sabrina Dhowre (aged 29), in a ceremony that held at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel in Marrakesh, on Friday, April 26.
The wedding happened after the Hollywood star and his lover got engaged in February 2018.
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