New insect species named after Louis Koo and Hu Ge

Heidi Hsia
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14 Feb – Contribute to the world of education and you just might find an insect being named after you.

That's what the scientists in the field of ecology did recently, Mingpao reported, when an article from an international Chinese journal of ecology titled, "A New Species of Nemoura (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from Sichuan Province" revealed on 5 February that the newly discovered species has been named Nemoura hugekootinlokorum after Chinese heartthrob Hu Ge and Hong Kong top star, Louis Koo.

It was revealed that the species is named in honour of the two renowned actors so to express appreciation for their "contribution to elementary education and environmental preservation in the mountainous areas of western China."

The new species of Nemouridae
The new species of Nemouridae

Louis Koo is known for his many great deeds, from building hundreds of schools, wells, and clinics in the remote areas of China, to setting up a charity fund to aid areas devastated by natural disasters.

Louis Koo rarely speaks about his charitable deeds publicly
Louis Koo rarely speaks about his charitable deeds publicly
Hu Ge is one of China's most popular actors
Hu Ge is one of China's most popular actors

Meanwhile, Hu Ge has been known to be involved in various charity activities, including establishing a primary school in southwest China's Yunnan Province. He was also the ambassador of Greenriver Environmental Protection, a non-government environmental protection organisation. It was established to pursue ecological and sustainable development in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.

(Photo Source: Hu Ge Instagram, Louis Koo Instagram, Mingpao)