Image of the Day: Better Be . . . Gryffindor!

Inspired by the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter series, scientists aptly dubbed this pointy spider Eriovixia gryffindori, after the fictional yet formidable wizard Godric Gryffindor.   

May 22, 2017
The Scientist Staff

 

Eriovixia gryffindori, from the forests of Western Ghats, India

A TOP 10 NEW SPECIES FOR 2017

       (See J. Ahmed et al., "A new species of dry foliage mimicking Eriovixia Archer, 1951 from central Western Ghats, India (Araneae: Araneidae), Indian Journal of Arachnology, 5:24-27, 2016.)