A beetle named after the young environmental activist Greta

The name of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was given to a beetle less than 1mm long, the color of honey, belonging to the species Ptiliidae, discovered in Kenya in the 1960s.

The name of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was given to a beetle less than 1mm long, the color of honey, belonging to the species Ptiliidae, discovered in Kenya in the 1960s . On October 25, the British Museum of Natural History named its beetle, tiny, wingless and eye-catching, after the environment and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The representative of the British Museum of Natural History said that despite the scientific name Nelloptodes gretae, the museum decided to name this tiny beetle, Greta Thunberg.

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The scarab beetle is named Greta Thunberg.(Source: BBC)

Nelloptodes gretae is a scarab belonging to the species of Ptiliidae, the smallest insect in the world.

This beetle is less than 1mm long, honey-colored, and was discovered in Nairobi, Kenya in the 1960s.

Michael Darby, an expert of the British Museum of Natural History, was impressed by the work of Swedish girl Thunberg, 16, and wanted to appreciate her efforts and contributions in improving Community awareness on environmental issues.

Greta Thunberg, an anti-climate activist, has inspired movements around climate change around the world.

She also became a symbol in global pop music.

In early October, DJ Fatboy Slim, a British artist, coordinated some of Thunberg's speeches at the United Nations General Assembly for his one-time hit, "Right Here, Right Now".

The presence of the scarab on the insect collection of the newly discovered British Museum of Natural History.

A manager at the 146-year-old museum said that naming a scarab has a profound meaning because naming one of the latest discoveries in the name of someone has devoted all their energy to Protecting the world's nature and vulnerable species is worth doing.