Name a new species

Name a new species!

We asked Australians to help us name a new species of spider discovered by Bush Blitz scientists on an expedition to the Quinkan Country of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula in 2017. Discovered on a hilltop just outside the town of Laura, he was instantly recognised as a new species of jumping spider.

Thanks to the thousands of Australians who entered our Bush Blitz spider naming competition. Due to the overwhelming number of entries the competition attracted, the judging panel has taken a bit longer than expected to sort through all the wonderful names. The top two names will be reposted on the Bush Blitz Instagram account (and here) for a public vote.