Today’s All Things Considered included an interview by Jacki Lyden with an arachnologist named Gustavo Hormiga about spider species he’s identified—that’s how Lyden puts it; on his web page, Hormiga writes that his research focuses on the systematics and evolutionary biology of spiders, with emphasis on orbweavers and their close relatives (Orbiculariae).

Interesting and recommended.

I was surprised, however, that they didn’t work into the story any comment about the fact that the scientist’s surname translates as ant.

Extra credit if you know who El Hormigón—meaning The Big Spider—is!

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