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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

An Eye-Popping Discovery in Southeast Asian Assassin Bug Biodiversity

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An Eye-Popping Discovery in Southeast Asian Assassin Bug Biodiversity


Two pop culture characters, Popeye the Sailor and Mini-Me from the Austin Powers comedy movie series, are now linked in eternity in circumstances most unusual – having assassin bugs named after them. Paraphysoderes popeye and Physoderes minime are two new assassin bug species that were named by LKCNHM Museum Officer Dr. Hwang Wei Song, together