It appeared Bono and arachnids didn't mix when his Spider-Man musical had a rough Broadway run, but that did not keep a biologist from naming an actual spider species after the U2 frontman.
Jason Bond of Alabama's Auburn University has identified 33 new species of trapdoor spider, including three in the California desert at Joshua Tree National Park, referenced by U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. Bond named one of the park species A bonoi, after Bono.
The trapdoor spider is so named because it makes a hatch to hide under to catch its prey unawares.
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