TIL that a species of beetle endemic to Slovenia is being poached by Nazi items collectors because of its name: Anophthalmus hitleri. It was chosen in honor of Adolph Hitler, in 1933, by a German collector, Oskar Scheibel.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anophthalmus_hitleri?wprov=sfla1

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  1. First it was intended to be named Anophthalmus kodrici, after Vladimir Kodrič, who discovered the bug. Vladimir later sold it to Oskar, because he couldn’t pinpoint what bug it was. The latter found out it was a new species.

    Apart from its name, the bug is nothing out of the ordinary.

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