Wednesday, September 09, 2015

That Australian Life - that's quite a spider!

I couldn't resist this story from The Canberra Times.

It appears that Australian National University scientists have discovered a possible new species of funnel-web spider dwelling near Jervis Bay.

Biologists uncovered the unusually large specimen of the spider's tree-dwelling genus Hadronyche while canvassing Booderee National Park.

The 50-millimetre female was burrowed inside a rotting log in a silk-lined nest up to two metres long. That's quite a  spider! Something else to look out for in the bush!

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