New Beetle Species Named After Chewbacca

One Star Wars stalwart has just been honored in a very peculiar way.

As reported by Discovery News, Trigonopterus chewbacca is a newly discovered species of beetle. The weevil looks very little like its Wookiee namesake, but scientists who identified the creature in New Guinea were reminded of the hairy arm-puller just the same.

Trigonopterus chewbacca (image via Discovery News) Trigonopterus chewbacca (image via Discovery News)

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