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    Wed, 30 May 2012 12:58:46

    New Breed of Spider Named After Lou Reed - It's a velvet spider now called Loureedia

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    Lou Reed: Spider-Man.

    A newly-discovered genus of spider has been named after classic rock singer/guitarist Lou Reed.

    An international group of biologists recently stumbled across the never-before-seen velvet spiders, which live underground, and decided to name the type of spider after Reed as he was once in Velvet Underground!

    Sci-News.com reports that the arachnid, now called Loureedia annulipes, lives in Israel.

    Uh, congrats?

    What is your favorite critter/creature/animal/arachnid?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.30.12



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