A newly-discovered species of tarantula has been named after John Lennon.
Giant spider species named after Beatle
Tarantula experts use discovery to honour John Lennon
Found in Brazil, Bumba lennoni appears to prefer living A Hard Day's Night as a mainly nocturnal creature. Like other tarantulas, it has defensive hairs on its body which cause irritation to predators – so they'll be forced to Let It Be.
The team who discovered the creature are all Fab Four fans. When it came to giving it a name they decided not to hide their love away, but instead honour their hero.
A report in the online science journal Zoo Keys explains: "The specific name is patronymic in honour of John Winston Lennon (1940–1980), the legendary creator of The Beatles, who contributed to make this world a gentler place."