Beetle species named after Chipola alum Jose Bautista

OTTAWA, Canada (WJHG/WECP) - Jose Bautista has received many honors in his career.

His number is retired at Chipola. It will be on day in Toronto, where he was a six time MLB All Star.

Now he's being honored as the namesake for a newly discovered beetle species.

Entomologist Bob Anderson at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa coined the name sicoderus bautistai. Anderson said he thought naming the species after the baseball star would be the best way he could pay tribute to his contributions to the Blue Jays and Canadian baseball as a whole.

The beetle is a "weevil," characterized by its long snout.

Little else is known about it, but like its namesake, the sicoderus bautistai is native to the Dominican Republic.