Spider species named after Bono
Published 19/01/2013 | 03:50
Jason Bond of Alabama's Auburn University has identified 33 new species of trapdoor spider, including three of them in the California desert at Joshua Tree National Park. The park's namesake is featured in the title and cover of U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree.
The trapdoor spider, found in the south-western US, is so-named because it makes a hatch to hide from prey.