Pringles wants to change Kidney Garden Spider’s name because it looks like a mustachioed mascot

The kidney garden spider has a white body with black accents that form a face pattern with whiskers, and according to Pringles, this design is the spitting image of its talisman.

An American chip company is petitioning to change the spider’s common name to Pringles Spider rather than its official name, which was established in 1886.

Pringles has filed a petition with the International Society of Arachnologists and nine other similar organizations. Change.org in hopes of claiming the spider — and as of Wednesday morning, it has received more than 800 signatures.

Mauricio Jenkins, head of marketing for Pringles in the US, said in a statement: “In 1968, the iconic Pringles jar and logo were introduced to the world, but little did we know that there was a being among us who unknowingly spread the love of Pringles.”

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The kidney garden spider has a white body with black accents that form a face pattern with whiskers, and according to Pringles, the design is the spitting image of its mascot.

The Kidney Garden spider is native to Southeast Asia and is very small, with females only about a quarter of an inch long and males about half that size.

They are common in gardens and low vegetation and usually build their webs in bushes.

They have a globular abdomen covered with fine hair, and while the white and black surface pattern varies, most develop a face with a mustache.

“If you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, this spider looks exactly like the Pringles® logo’… We can’t help but agree. It is green, has 8 legs and has the Pringles logo on the back,” the Pringles petition reads. “That’s why Pringles is on a mission to officially recognize this Pringles Spider.”

An American chip company is petitioning to change the spider's common name to Pringles Spider rather than its official name, which was established in 1886.

The Kidney Garden spider is native to Southeast Asia and is very small, with females only about one quarter of an inch long and males about half that size.

An American chip company is petitioning to change the spider’s common name to Pringles Spider rather than its official name, which was established in 1886.

However, it is unlikely that the spider’s name will be changed, but Pringles has stated that it will give away free chips to fans if it does.

Naming a spider after a brand of potato chips may seem odd, but scientists have long named arachnids after famous people and even cartoon characters.

The peacock spider was named Nemo after the clownfish from the Pixar franchise Finding Nemo.

Maratus nemo, about the size of a grain of rice and just over 4mm long, was discovered by a citizen scientist in South Australia.

The name Nemo was chosen because of the spiders’ iridescent orange and white stripes, which scientists believe are used to attract a mate during courtship.

Maratus nemo is described in a new article published in Evolutionary systematicsby Australian spider enthusiast Joseph Schubert.

Naming a spider after a brand of potato chips may seem odd, but scientists have long named arachnids after famous people and even cartoon characters.  The peacock spider was named Nemo after the clownfish from the Pixar franchise Finding Nemo.

Naming a spider after a brand of potato chips may seem odd, but scientists have long named arachnids after famous people and even cartoon characters. The peacock spider was named Nemo after the clownfish from the Pixar franchise Finding Nemo.

In the photo, the cartoon character Nemo

In the photo, the cartoon character Nemo

“He has a really bright orange face with white stripes that kind of looks like a clown fish, so I thought Nemo would be a really appropriate name for him,” said Schubert, a 23-year-old arachnologist at the Victoria Museums. .

“It is curious that Maratus nemo was found in an ephemeral wetland complex on swampy vegetation in shallow water.

“No other species of Maratus is known to inhabit such habitats.”

Tiny peacock spiders, or marathus spiders, are native to Australia and have become an internet sensation for their intricate mating dances.

In a “dance” courtship unique to the species, the male raises one leg, slowly swinging it in a partially flexed position.

As the female approaches, the male raises and waves both legs faster.

Maratus nemo was discovered by Cheryl Holliday, a South Australian citizen, scientist and field worker at the Nature Glenelg Trust.

According to Holliday, this species is fairly widespread.

“I saw about 40 individuals in three different places … I am sure that there will be more in the southeast of South Australia and in western Victoria,” she said.