Previously unknown luminous worms named after scientists from Krasnoyarsk
Foreign scientists Emilia Rota and Christer Erséus have published an article recently in which they described two types of large potworms, which they called Henlea petushkovi and Henlea rodionovae.
«They are soil worms of a rainworm variety. The worms are small, white in colour, and had been previously unknown, as it turned out. We studied them for several years, sent samples for research to Rota and Erséus. When it came to the publication, the colleagues suggested calling these worms in our honour. It seemed funny to us, so the species found in Krasnoyarsk was named after my husband and the one found in Irkutsk after my name,» Rodionova said.