Eriovixia Gryffindori

Here’s a new castle-in-the-air goal. Have a newly discovered species named after a character in one of my stories.

Meet Eriovixia Gryffindori, the spider named after the Hogwarts Sorting Hat.

 Eriovixia gryffindori spider has a pronounced abdomen, resembling the shape of the sorting hat from Harry Potter.

Discovered by Harry Potter geeks (and, as it happens, research scientists) in Western Ghat, a mountain range in south-west India. On a slightly more disturbing note, apparently they’re hanging out to find a species they can name after Aragog. O_o

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