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 How One Man Realized His Dream of Visiting Every Country 'Little Foot' Fossil Skeleton Rivals Famous Lucy in Age Was "Earliest Musical Instrument" Just a Chewed-Up Bone?