Taxonomy Fail in the NY Times

Seriously, is there a name for the disorder whereby people think everything with wings is a honeybee?


8 thoughts on “Taxonomy Fail in the NY Times”

  1. Not so far as I know, but there *should* be…

    Melliferimania, from *Apis mellifera*?

    How does someone mistake that for a honeybee anyway?

  2. I think it’s called “journalism”. Affected subjects also think everything used in construction is a bulldozer.

  3. Looks like this post helped find a cure. The New York Times changed their picture as of 7:41pm with a quick apology for the taxonomic mistake.

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