2 Spider Species Named after Spider-Man Actors

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Two actors have donned the red mask in recent years: Tobey Maguire in 2002 and Andrew Garfield in 2012. To honor their work, scientists recently named two real webslingers after them.

The Filistata maguirei and Pritha garfieli are newly-discovered species that live in Iran. Marusik et al. note in the journal Anthropoda Selecta that "They are venomous but do not pose a risk to humans." Of course not! They're our protectors.

-via Nerd Bastards

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