David Bowie and the Spiders from Malaysia

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (2003 Limited Edition)A new species of spider found in Malaysia has been dubbed Heteropoda davidbowie, after the songster’s glam 70s space-opus  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Fitting!  And also clever:  “Peter Jäger, the German spider expert who discovered the Heteropoda davidbowie, said that naming spiders after celebrities helped draw attention to the marginal status of many species as human activity destroys their habitats.”

So then, what species would befit a Britney Spears, or a Kanye West? [Popnography]

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