Maosheng revealed that reference is intentional. He and Lord are big Pokémon fans (Maosheng is even a self-proclaimed Bug Catcher!), and the two noticed similarities between Pheromosa and Nocticola pheromosa, including thin, elongated proportions and swift movements.
It's said that art imitates life, but it's also said that life imitates art. Pokémon often takes inspiration from the real world, and so it's wonderful to see the reverse happening, with Pokémon inspiring the real world.
A new macropterous Nocticola Bolivar, 1892 (Blattodea: Nocticolidae) from SingaporeA new epigean Nocticola Bolivar, N. pheromosa n. sp., is described from Singapore. This serves as the first record of the genus in Singapore. The new …www.sciencedirect.com