Ruth Bader Ginsburg… was just honored with her very own species of praying mantis.
According to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, scientists have successfully used female genitalia to identify different species of praying mantises. Using this process, they have discovered a new mantis, which has been named Ilomantis ginsburgae, in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg, a beloved 83-year-old supreme court justice, active feminist and oldest member of the highest court in the country was honored “for her relentless fight for gender equality.”
Additionally, the bug’s neck plate sort of looks like a jabot, which Ginsburg is well known for sporting around her neck.
And we all know what the female mantis does to the male after mating…
Hat tip to Matthias Storme.