I started my career in taxonomy. Its a serious business, the naming of new species, and you're not supposed to make light or fun out of an animal (or plant) name. After all, they are stuck with it for all time. Nonetheless, people can't help themselves and from time to time, you get some real crackers! A fella by the name of Arnold Menke at USDA put together a list of them, so did Doug Yanega. Here's some of my favourites. Which do you like best?
Agra vation (a beetle)
Colon rectum (another beetle)
Ba humbugi (a snail)
Aha ha ( a wasp)
Lalapa lusa (a wasp)
Leonardo davinci (a moth)
Abra cadabra (a clam)
Gelae baen, Gelae belae, Gelae donut, Gelae fish, and Gelae rol (all types of fungus beetles)
Villa manillae, Pieza kake and Reissa roni (bee flies)
Ytu brutus (a beetle)
and my personal favourite (whenever possible):
La cerveza (a moth)
I'll drink to that - here's cheers to creative taxonomists!