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Image credit: Heteropoda venatoria with egg sac / Fritz Geller-Grimm via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Scientists Find Moustache Help Spider Lure Prey

The brown huntsman spider, also known as Heteropoda venatoria in technical term, has a outstanding white stripe on its face, which is something similar to a moustache. At present, by shaving off such moustaches, scientists have found that the vibrant bristles help these spider lure flying insects to be their prey in […]

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Ants Employ Scorched Earth Tactics to Fight against Spiders

Well-known for the ferociously attacking with its sting and its jaws at the same time, the bulldog ant called as Myrmecia pyriformis is regarded as “most dangerous ant” in the world. Living in the dry forests of eastern Australia, such ants are the natural enemies of Delena cancerides, the the social huntsman spider, […]

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A Unique Wasp Eats Spiders and Stack Up Corpses of Stinging Ants

Maybe bone-house wasps listen to too much Slayer. Have you heard of the bone-house wasp before? It is amazing that this newly-found Chinese wasp species shows no fear of spiders; instead it is capable of killing spiders with a sting and storing the arachnids as food for its eggs. Being […]

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Paratropis tuxtlensis, adult female protecting her egg sac. Image credit: Valdez-Mondragón A et al.

A New Species of Spider with Unique Camouflage Found in Mexico

A new species of spider have been found in a tropical rainforest in Veracruz, Mexico by the group of entomologists led by Dr Alejandro Valdez-Mondragón. Named as Paratropis tuxtlensis, this new species was cataloged into the enigmatic family of Paratropididae. Like other members of this spider family, Paratropis tuxtlensis also have […]

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Four Eyed Harvestman Fossil Offers Insights in Arachnid Evolution

Four Eyed Harvestman Fossil Offers Insights in Arachnid Evolution

In the eastern part of France, scientists have found the fossil of an extinct harvestman species dating back to 305 million years ago. However being different from the today’s harvestmen with one set of eyes, this specimen had two. The results have been released in the article of the Current […]

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Female Spider Kills and Eats Male to Attract a Partner

Female Spider Kills and Eats Male to Attract a Partner

Female praying mantis and black widow spiders are notorious due to their tendency to kill and eat males before, during and after sex. This behavior, from human’s viewpoint, is apparently risky, though – not least since the scent of a dead rival hardly entices other males to try their luck. […]

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