Introducing Bonospider! (Bono has a spider named after him. Really.)

bono-spiderForget 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.

3 Responses to Introducing Bonospider! (Bono has a spider named after him. Really.)

  1. Rachel January 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Um… Why are the fly shades on its butt?

  2. m2 January 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Seems about right to me. Isn’t that where Bono always speaks from when it comes to new albums? ;-)

  3. Chris January 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    How long ’til we get a Gollum video with the Fly and Spidey sides of his personality talking it out?