Right under our noses: A novel lichen-patterned spider found on oaks in central Spain

(Pensoft Publishers) Once again, a new spider species has been found in a strongly humanised area in Europe. Wearing its camouflage, blending perfectly with the lichens on the oak trunks, this orb weaver appears to have been quietly waiting to get noticed all along. However, only recently did the team of Eduardo Morano and Dr Raul Bonal describe this elusive species as new to science in a paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys.