Agra schwarzeneggeri

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Agra schwarzeneggeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Agra
Species: A. schwarzeneggeri
Binomial name
Agra schwarzeneggeri
Erwin, 2002

Agra schwarzeneggeri is a species of carabid beetle named after the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The holotype was collected in Costa Rica and first described to science in 2002.[1]


The binomial nomenclature references Schwarzenegger, because of the markedly developed '(biceps-like)' middle femora of the males.[1] Erwin later remarked in an interview that his students had prepared an image of A. schwarzeneggeri and sent it out to Schwarzenegger himself: he signed it "Thanks for thinking of me - Arnold" and returned it.

Other species in the genus named by Terry L. Erwin include Agra liv, named after Liv Tyler, and Agra katewinsletae, named after Kate Winslet.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Erwin, T. L. (2002). "The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: Twenty-nine new species of Agra Fabricius 1801 (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 119: 1&ndash, 68.
  2. ^ Rice, M. E. (March 2015). "Terry L. Erwin: She Had a Black Eye and in Her Arm She Held a Skunk". American Entomologist. 61 (1): 9&ndash, 15.

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