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U.S singer Lady Gaga opens the Philip Treacy Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)

Gaga is a parasitic wasp.

No, that's not Madonna talking. MSN.com reported Wednesday that a new species of wasp has been discovered by researchers at the University of Thailand, and the pint-sized parasitoid shall hereafter be known as Aleiodes gaga, in honor of the entertainer who likes to wear funny things on her head.

Just like a regular parasite, a parasitoid uses a host organism to fuel its own life (there's another Madonna joke in there that's just too obvious). Except, unlike parasites which simply feed off the host, the parasitoid tends to kill its host.

Go ahead and make your "Madonna-needs-more-security" joke and move on.

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