CSIRO researchers have named a north Queensland fly the Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae fly. Beyonceae sounds a bit like Beyonce, you think? Well, yes! It is named after her! Specifically, it has a golden rear, and it is named after her own bottom! The person responsible for this is one CSIRO insect expert Bryan Lessard, who says this fly is the “all-time diva of flies,” according to an ABC article. Potentially Mr Lessard might have stopped to think about what this supposed tribute to a black woman’s hindquarters might entail.
Elle has all your historical context; crunktastic has thoughts on Disrespectability Politics: On Jay-Z’s Bitch, Beyonce’s ‘Fly’ Ass, and Black Girl Blue. Both are very worth reading.