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As uniform as cloned soldiers, new spiders were named after the Stormtroopers in Star Wars

Despite being widely distributed across north and central South America, the small family of similarly looking bald-legged spiders had never been confirmed in Colombia. However, a new research paper describes a total of six previously unknown species inhabiting the country, with four of them belonging to a new genus named Stormtropis -- after the clone trooper army in the famous Star Wars franchise.
Despite being widely distributed across north and central South America, the small family of similarly looking bald-legged spiders had never been confirmed in Colombia. However, a new research paper describes a total of six previously unknown species inhabiting the country, with four of them belonging to a new genus named Stormtropis -- after the clone trooper army in the famous Star Wars franchise.

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