21 January 2013
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New species of trapdoor spider named after the U2 frontman

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ONE is a typically poisonous creature, universally loathed in spite of its diminutive stature, which has spread to all corners of the planet.

The other is a spider, dummy!

That’s right, Bono has had a newly-discovered species of spider named after him.

Aptostichus Bonoi is a species of trapdoor spider found in California’s Joshua Tree National Park, where U2 worked on their era-defining release of 1987. It’s one of 33 new species discovered by biologist Jason Bond of Auburn University in Alabama.

Bond has named previous arachnid discoveries after Angelina Jolie, Barack Obama and Neil Young.

U2 are currently at work on their new album, which has been given the working title 10 Reasons To Exist.

Check out our beautifully illustrated run-down of creatures named after celebs here.

[via Rolling Stone]

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