Concocted name for a wasp genus. That z-heavy nomenclatorial invention has inspired other names: Zyzzyx Road runs through the Mojave Desert in California. The Cal-Fullerton Desert Studies Center is located on Zyzzyx Road in the Mojave National Preserve. Zyzzyx Road inspired the naming of the motion picture Zyzzyx Road, released in 2006. From a madeupical to a movie. Nice.