Lou Reed Gets New Genus Of Velvet Spider Named After Him

    Lou Reed has officially joined Neil Young and Frank Zappa as musicians that’ve had spiders named after them. According to Sci-News, a newly discovered spider has been dubbed Loureedia–done so in “recognition of the fact that this velvet spider lives underground.” Reed himself used to be in a little band called The Velvet Underground.

    That’s Loureedia pictured above. It was discovered by an international team of biologists from the U.S., Denmark, Iran, Czechia, Hungary and the Netherlands. [Spinner]