Journal copyediting sometimes includes running scientific names through a spellchecker. My present peeve is with Wiley, who additionally does not mark edits so that authors can play hunt and seek.
Chironomus dilutus is an aquatic insect
Chironomus dilutes is a two word sentence
As in, “Chironomus dilutes her gin with Everclear.”
As of July 2017, Google Scholar returned 80 articles containing the term “Chironomus dilutes.” No such animal.
Cottus confusus is a fish
Cottus confuses is a two word sentence.
As in, “Cottus confuses anything that fits in his mouth for food.”
As of July 2017, Google Scholar returned 39 articles containing the term “Cottus confuses.” No such animal.