Rare Malaysian spider named after late rock star David Bowie


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  • Monday, 11 Jan 2016

The "David Bowie spider" by Seshadri.K.S - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_Bowie_spider.jpg#/media)

PETALING JAYA: You may not know this, but a rare yellow-coloured spider that is only found in parts of Malaysia was named after the late rock star David Bowie.

The spider, discovered seven years ago by an individual named Peter Jager, is called Heteropoda davidbowie, according to a 2009 report by British newspaper The Telegraph.

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