Serbian scientists name new species of beetle after Novak Djokovic.
It’s almost impossible to believe but in Serbia, a team of scientists has named a new species of beetle after the Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.
The tiny beetle was found in an area of the Sava river near the village of Medjugorje, in Bora-Hansa, and was named “Djokica” after the tennis star.
The beetles are found inhabiting areas of wooded areas, which is a fairly new discovery. Previously the beetles were found only in areas with a lot of deciduous trees.
Djokica was found by the team of scientists from the University of Belgrade.
The scientists came across the beetle in the wooded area of Bora-Hansa, the first time they had ever found this species in Serbia. They were surprised to find the species in the town of Medjugorje, because the species was never found before in the area.
It’s funny that Djokica is almost a common species found in the area and that they had never found it before, as the scientists have been looking for it for quite a long time.
“As far as the beetle’s life cycle is concerned, it is known that the beetles are able to reproduce by mating, but this is the first time we have found females without males,” said Professor Bojan Cvurjic from the University of Belgrade.
According to the Serbian specialists, this species is not an invasive species and it’s unlikely that it will spread at all in the region.
They say they found it in a small piece of the wooded area. The beetles eat only leaves, which explains why they have never found it in the area before.