A species of insect bearing Colberti as its last name is named after Stephen Colbert. The following insects are liberating the hives, webs, and hills of the insect world:
A stonefly known for abnormally large dorsal, bifurcate, and slightly expanded epiproct apex. When you think of stones, you think of rocks, and when you think of abnormally large rocks, you think of Stephen.
Aptostichus stephencolberti (ap-TAS’-tih-kus Sti-vn Kole-ˈber-é) is a rather large-balled species of trapdoor spider named by Dr. Jason Bond after spider-enthusiast Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.Episode #432. It is also the most Patriotic of all trapdoor spiders, well known for marching in parades to Support Our Troops from Big Sur to San Francisco.
- Insects named after people
- International Magazine of Stonefly Research
- Jason Bond's Systematic Biology Paper Naming Colbert's Spider
- An ECU article featuring pictures of Dr. Bond along with the newly named spider.