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20 of the best named animal species on Earth, from Boops boop to Agra vation


Jun 28, 2024
A picture of the Aha ha wasp attacking a caterpillar

In the animal kingdom, organisms can be named after anything — an odd behavior, a strange sound and even a funny appearance. The naming system requires all creatures  to have two terms; a name that indicates the genus and species. 

Although limited by certain rules, taxonomists have found a way to show off their sense of humor. From the irregular to painfully pun-full, here are some of the best named animal species.

Aha ha

(Image credit: Paul Starosta via Getty Images)

Meet the wasp whose stinger isn’t the only thing that will leave you in stitches — the Aha ha wasp.


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