Spider, Neil Young

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Forget that Peter Parker dude—when it comes to spidey sense, he's got nothing on Neil Young.

An East Carolina University professor has honored the Godfather of Grunge by naming a new species of trapdoor spider after him.

Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi is the technical name for the eight-legged critter discovered last year by ECU biologist Jason Bond in Jefferson County, Ala.

"There are rather strict rules about how you name new species," the scientist says in a press release. "As long as these rules are followed you can give a new species just about any name you please. With regards to Neil Young, I really enjoy his music and have had a great appreciation of him as an activist for peace and justice."

No word whether Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi is venomous, but if the creepy crawler is anything like the legendary singer-songwriter, he'll certainly have plenty of bite.

Bond realized he had found a new species after inspecting its DNA and genitalia, which is markedly different from other arachnids in the trapdoor family, a species that builds its living space in burrows and makes trapdoors from its web.

The 62-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer released his latest album, Chrome Dreams II, last October and is set to kick off a European tour later this month.

Young has not yet commented on what it's like to be rockin' in the web world.

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