Novak Djokovic: New insect species named after tennis star found in Serbia

Novak Djokovic: New insect species named after tennis star found in Serbia

  • Dejana Vukadinovic and Petra Zivic
  • BBC Serbian

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photo credit, Nikola Vesovic

A new insect species has been discovered in Serbia and is named after tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Explaining why he chose to name the beetle after one of the world’s greatest tennis players, biologist and researcher Nikola Vesovic wrote, “Perseverance and the ability to keep fighting in difficult times are two traits that are equally important for survival in sport and in the wild.” anytime.

“Djokovic has endured various challenges, just like insects that survive by living in the dark,” Vesovic told BBC Serbia.

Duvalius djokovici are small light orange insects without eyes, but they make up for their lack of vision with a strong sense of smell.

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