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‘It’s very big’: new species of giant trapdoor spider discovered in Queensland
The arachnid plays an important role in the leaf litter ecosystem, helping to control insect populations

Jordyn Beazley

21, Mar, 2023 @7:20 AM

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Parasitic fungus that infects and kills spiders discovered in Brazil
Exclusive: rare purple organism preys on trapdoor spider in behaviour reminiscent of its ‘zombie’ relatives that feature in apocalyptic TV show The Last of Us

Patrick Greenfield

17, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Befriending a wild animal will make you a better human – here’s why | Kate Ahmad
If you return to the same spot often enough, you’ll get to know the regulars

Kate Ahmad

06, Jan, 2023 @1:04 AM

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Cleaners at Amsterdam gallery ordered to let insects run wild in name of art
Spiders and creepy crawlies allowed to colonise Rijksmuseum to show how perceptions have changed through the ages

Daniel Boffey

25, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Moves as smooth as silk: scientists uncover Australian ant-slayer spider’s hunting secrets
With stealth followed by speedy acrobatics, Euryopis umbilicata can successfully catch banded sugar ants twice its size

Donna Lu

19, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Spare a thought for us arachnophobes this autumn | Brief letters
Brief letters: Spider horrors | Wadded against winter | Northumberland blackberries | Marvin Gaye songs for lovers | Writing letters


04, Sep, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Country diary: I’m sure I’ve put this house spider outside – several times
Bridport, Dorset: It’s the time of year when the males are roaming in search of a mate. This one seems to have strong homing instincts

Sara Hudston

01, Sep, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Perchance to dream? Study suggests spiders experience dreams while asleep
Jumping spiders display rapid eye movements and limb twitching similar to what is seen in dreaming dogs and cats, researchers say

Richard Luscombe

20, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Black Spider review – Weir’s opera is ghastly gothic treat
Energy to burn from the Welsh National Youth Opera turned Judith Weir’s work for children into a Covid-adjacent horror for all to enjoy

Rian Evans

29, May, 2022 @4:24 PM

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Funnel web spider sightings on the rise in NSW homes amid wet weather
Rodents, cockroaches and insects take refuge in people’s homes while mozzies ‘breed like crazy’, pest experts warn

Jordyn Beazley

05, Apr, 2022 @3:16 AM

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Huge invasive spiders native to Asia expected to spread along US east coast
Joro spiders will likely survive on the east coast because Japan has a similar climate and is located approximately on the same latitude

Maya Yang in New York

08, Mar, 2022 @3:14 PM

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Noble false widow spider captures bat in UK attic
Irish scientists publish images of spider feeding on pipistrelle bats in Shropshire

Helena Horton

01, Mar, 2022 @2:03 PM

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