It was discovered in 2006 by Dr. Earnest Bernard in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He named it in honor of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee because of his support of scientific research funding in the park and because the springtails' patterning is reminiscent of the plaid shirts Alexander typically wears while campaigning.
- "Cosberella lamaralexanderi Bernard, 2006". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
- Picture of C. lamaralexanderi
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