Underground, Velvet Spider Named After Lou Reed

Ironically, there is a creature that is velvet, and lives underground. No it is not Lou Reed, but it could be his offspring for all we know.

A new genus of velvet spider has been appropriately named after the Velvet Underground frontman himself. Say hello to our little friend…Loureedia.

95717607 Underground, Velvet Spider Named After Lou Reed

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As Lou Reed is not alone in being named after a spider, Frank Zappa, and Neil Young contain arachnophobic mini-me’s as well.

Thus fuzzy fatal friend was discovered by an international team of biologists from the U.S., Denmark, Iran, Czechia, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Take a walk on the wild side with Loureedia…if you dare!

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