Of science, engineering and Planet, Scientists in New Zealand have a small bug, named after Frodo Baggins (“Baggins” in English) is a character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings”.

The insectje that it was only to be discovered goes by the name of “Psylla frodobagginsi, is less than two millimeters long, and belongs to the family of the jumping plant lice. “The name was chosen because of the small size of this species, aphids, and because it is a native species in New Zealand”, explained Francesco Martoni, and dr. Karen Armstrong today. They discovered that the bird, while research carried out for the New Zealand Bio-Protecion Research Center.

a Lot of the film set for Peter Jackson’s filmtrilogieĂ«n “The Lord of The Rings” and “The Hobbit”, found on the south Island, where the Psylla frodobagginsi has been found.