Norasaphus monroeae is a species of trilobite named after Marilyn Monroe for its hourglass shape
A species of gall wasp uses Elvis Presley's last name (the genus Preseucoila) and his hit song "All Shook Up" (the species imallshookupis)
Rostropria garbo a diapriid wasp described as "a solitary female," is named for Greta Garbo, she of the famed "I want to be alone" line.
Campsicnemius charliechaplini is named after Charlie Chaplin. These flies tend to die with their legs up in a bandy-legged position, similar to Chaplin’s signature stance.
A series of giant Hawaiian linyphiid spiders are named for Orson Welles. Four are named for the actor's famous roles: Orsonwelles othello, Orsonwelles macbeth, Orsonwelles falstaffius and Orsonwelles ambersonorum.
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