Burnie High School

Spider's special name

RACING STRIPE SPIDER:  Burnie boy Robert Beeton with a framed print of the spider he discovered in the Central Highlands.  He named it Paruwi to remind him of his father who died suddenly four years ago.  Picture:  Stuart Wilson, The Advocate.

Burnie High School student Robert Beeton became famous overnight when he discovered a new genus of spider.

The 12-year-old took part in a nature program called Bush Blitz in February, where he went spider finding one night at Gowan Brae, in the Central Highlands.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Aryelle Sargent, The Advocate