A new wolf spider named for Hagrid’s Aragog, from Harry Potter

Main report: One for the web: New spider species named for 'Harry Potter' arachnid
Other Reporting: Daily Mail
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa   
New Taxa: Lycosa aragogi
Species named for: Aragog, the famous fictional spider from “Harry Potter” book series by J.K. Rowling
Categories: Arachnids | Celebrity Taxa | New Species

A new species of wolf spider found in southeastern Iran has been officially named after Aragog, the enormous, sentient arachnid character in the Harry Potter books and movies.


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