Scientist Dr Owen Seeman names new mite species after Harry Potter's owl Hedwig

Charmaine Manuel
Updated November 8 2023 - 4:39pm, first published 1:31pm

A Queensland Museum scientist has taken inspiration from the Harry Potter universe in naming a new species of mite after Harry Potter's loyal snow white owl Hedwig.

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Charmaine Manuel

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