Forget the hundreds of millions of albums sold, forget the globetrotting tours that set records that may never be broken, forget the throngs of adoring fans … you know you’ve made it when scientists name a spider after you.
That honor has been bestowed on Bono.
According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, taxonomist Jason Bond recently discovered a couple dozen new spider species, including three inside Joshua Tree National Park. Given the discovery location, he named one of them A. bonoi.
That’s a photo of the Bonospider at right. We’ve helpfully added a pair of fly shades just to mess with taxonomy and science and all that phylum, class, order, genus stuff from high school.
Important: Next time you’re out wandering around the California desert, watch your step lest you step on …. let’s not even think about that.
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