New Spider Species Named After Actor Joaquin Phoenix

A new velvet spider species are discovered in Iran and named after actor and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix. The actor’s recent movie Joker gained him tons of recognition for his acting skills.

The spider is known as Laureedia Phoenix thanks to the male’s abdominal pattern resembles exactly like Phoenix’s character Joker’s famous facial makeup.

The majority of the spider’s body is roofed with thin black hair with a red bright line on its back and white spots at each tip.

This newly-discovered species is that the first one among its kind to be found outside the Mediterranean, as other velvet spider species are located in Morocco and Spain to Israel.

The velvet spider might not be toxic to humans, but it does have some venom, powerful to kill insects.

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