ICYMI: New Weevil Species Named after Kevin Fowler
Did you know there are over 60,000 species of weevils on earth? There are. And now, there is one species living right here in Texas that shares its name with one of our favorite Texas rednecks.
The newest weevil was discovered outside Austin, TX, by Director of the Centre for Species Discovery and Change at the Canadian Museum of Nature, and country music fan, entomologist Dr. Robert Anderson, who named it Lymantes fowleri after Texas' own, Kevin Fowler.
He’s a proud Texan,” Anderson said. “He has a big ranch there and promotes environmental causes. So I thought this was a good opportunity to name something after him.
His music is traditional country rather than the modern pop country,” said Anderson. “He never compromised his musical interests to make it commercially acceptable. I admire that — it means he’s putting his morals ahead of popularity.