New species of spider found in Joshua Tree named after U2's Bono

Trapdoor spider found in Joshua Tree National Park named A. Bonoi after the frontman

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U2's Bono has had a newly-identified species of spider named after him.

The trapdoor spider, which was one of 33 new species discovered by biologist Jason Bond of Auburn University in Alabama, can be found in the Joshua Tree National Park – the California landscape that the band's seminal 1987 album was named after.

According to Rolling Stone, Bond has named the spider A. Bonoi in homage to the frontman, who wrote the musical score for the Spider man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Last week, Bono said that the next U2 album will only be released when it's completely ready – even if that is in ten years' time.

Revealing that U2 are working on their 13th album, which has been given the working title '10 Reasons To Exist', Bono said: "U2 have been back and they're really in fine fettle."

He added: "They’re mad for it at the moment and they really want to make a new record. And they don’t care if it takes 10 years – they don’t care if it never happens again, they just want to get it right. Within the band we’ve been calling it '10 Reasons To Exist' – but I will tell you we might have at least six of them."

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