An arachnologist from Gujarat, Dhruv Prajapati has discovered a new species of Spider in Gujarat and named it after Wing Cdr Abhinandan Varthman (VrC) of Indian Air Force who shot down the Pakistani F-16 Aircraft on 27 Feb, 2019.
The name of the newly discovered species of spider is “Phlegra Abhinandanvarthmani” and it is named after Wing Cdr Abhinandan Varthman (VrC). This newly discovered species of spider is only found in the Gujarat University in the entire world and It can be only identified by its reproductive organ.
Dhruv Prajapati (27), is an arachnologist who is currently researching on Jumping spider. This is the 11th species discovered by Dhruv from the forests of Gujarat, Maharashta, Kerala and Goa. Dhruv currently works as a research associate with Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation, Gandhinagar.
Dhruv has also named his earlier discovered species after Captain Vikram Batra and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Dhruv Prajapati’s words about his new discovery:
Where are you from?
He replied, “Sorry, I am not supposed to tell you!”
OK. What is your mission?
He replied again, “I am not supposed to tell you!”
When someone ask you these type of questions and that too when you are surrounded by your enemies in their country, only few can give this kind of fearless reply and they belongs to Indian Armed Forces!
From the above conversation most of the people will recognise this India’s most fearless, an Air Warrior Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman (VrC)!
We all know about his fearless answers as well as his valorous actions which hunted a F-16 during India-Pakistan stand off in 2019. This is what our soldiers are! They all are famous for their passion towards India and Vir Chakra Awardee Abhinandan Varthaman is one of them.
Sir I just want to tell you that not only the tea but those fearless answers given by you are also FANTASTIC!
So for this I am dedicating my small research to this India’s brave-heart by giving his name to new jumping spider. Join me to introduce “Phlegra abhinandanvarthamani” from Gujarat, India.