Thursday, September 10, 2009

. . . and where were the Spiders?

Well-hung, with a snow-white tan . . . by Dick Mac

As human beings continue to destroy the planet, spiders have less and less habitat in which to live

Spiders are marginalized because they are not a popular species. They are neither cuddly nor human like, and it is difficult to get environmental authorities to include spiders on lists of endangered animals.

Many spiders are, however, endangered; so, it is a surprise when a new spider is discovered.

According to Peter J├Ąger, a German spider expert, who recently discovered a new spider: naming a new spider after a celebrity helps draw attention to the problem of spider endangerment. With that said, he has named his new spider after a rock star. Heteropoda davidbowie is distinguished by its large size and yellow hair, and is only found in parts of Malaysia.

I wonder if it's loaded, well-hung, and tanned snow-white.

Read more at the Telegraph website: Rare yellow spider named after David Bowie

Thanks to Kate for the tip!