Taxonomy Fail in the NY Times

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

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

Melliferimania, from *Apis mellifera*?

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How does someone mistake that for a honeybee anyway?

I think it's called "journalism". Affected subjects also think everything used in construction is a bulldozer.

THE STUPID IT BURNS

By ihateaphids (not verified) on 29 Apr 2009 #permalink

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.