Bono Now Has a Spider Named After Him

The list of species named in honour of musicians expanded by one more recently when a new type of trapdoor spider was identified.

Jason Bond is the director of Auburn University Museum of Natural History in Auburn, Alabama.  He’s documented 33 new species of Aptostichus found in the northwest US–including three from Joshua Tree Natural Park.

The first two were named after Native American tribes.  The third shall ever be known as apostichus bonoi after Bono through his connection to the area with U2 album, The Joshua Tree.  See the resemblance?

(Via The Press-Enterprise)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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