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Spider Named After Neil Young


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Science


Trapdoor SpiderThis just proves it pays to be a rock star. We have already told you about asteroids that have been named after celebs. Jason Bond, an ECU biologist, discovered a new arachnid last year in Jefferson Co., Alaska. Although there are some rigid rules to follow, he managed to name the trapdoor spider Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi because he likes the man’s music and his work as an activist. This is not the first time that a creature has been named after a rocker. A whirligig beetle was named Orectochilus orbisonorum in honor of Roy.


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Thanks for the info.

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I don’t want any spider named after me. Maybe a nice refreshing drink. Yea… dats da ticket.

Pretty cool story. I don’t like spiders though. I agree with artwdog.


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