New Creepy Crawly Named After St. Greta

Sadly, it wasn’t named Climatus Delusionus

New hunstman spider species named after climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg can add to her list of personal accolades, including TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, a group of spiders named after her. Thunberga gen. nov. is a new genus of huntsman spiders from Madagascar, described by German arachnologist Peter Jager, and named after the wunderkind in honour of her commitment to tackling climate change.

“The rising temperatures affect all areas of nature — including the endemic diversity and spider fauna of Madagascar,” said Jager, who has participated in several protests inspired by Thunberg’s School Strike for Climate.

In a study printed in the scientific journal Zootaxa, Jager explained that the new genus differed from other huntsmans in their eye arrangement and unique dotted patterns on their backs.

Kinda like St. Greta differs from other climate cultists in that…well, not much.

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5 Responses to “New Creepy Crawly Named After St. Greta”

  1. Professor hale says:

    Greta’s “eye arrangement” is a little different too. So. It fits.

  2. Bkhuna says:

    I think Argiope grubby terdbergerii would have been a better classification.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The bulbous orange abdomen reminds one of Trumpii vulgaris.

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