From the BBC’s Life in the Undergrowth:

If you like trapdoor spiders, this past year may have been the best ever: arachnologist Jason Bond recently quintupled the number of known species in North America.

Of course, with the discovery of many new species comes the related depressing discovery that many of them are in imminent danger of extirpation. Sigh.

(source: http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/3588/abstract/ )