From Darth Vader to Jelly Doughnuts, Weird Species Names Abound Researchers sometimes turn to celebrities and pop culture for naming inspiration. By Jane J. Lee, National Geographic PUBLISHED August 12, 2013 0 This beetle is named after the muscular Arnold Schwarzenegger because of its enlarged middle femora. Digital photo illustration by Karie Darrow, Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution When you have to name 65 new species at once, it pays to get creative. That's how the Darth Vader beetle, or Agathidium vaderi, came to grace a scientific publication in 2005. Related Stories Jericho the Lion Is Alive and Well—and Not Cecil's Brother What Surfing Teaches You About Life Cecil the Lion’s Death Spurred Donations to Wildlife Groups … Now What?