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Fake News Explained: Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spiders

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12 April 2022
My photos of the Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spider have been making their rounds on the internet again this month with yet another entirely untrue caption claiming that the spider kills…
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Argiope Checklist: Cross Spiders

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25 March 2021
Cross orb weaver spiders from the genus Argiope Audouin, 1826 have some of the most common names tagged to them, namely Cross Spiders, Zig-Zag Spiders, Signature Spiders, Silver-Faced Spiders,…
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Theridiidae Checklist: Comb-Footed Spiders

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28 February 2021
Comb-footed spiders from the family Theridiidae Sundevall, 1833 are small spiders, but it is one of the largest family of spiders living in tree canopies. The “comb”, or serrated…
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Pelican Spiders: The Spider Assassin Specialist

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22 January 2021
Spiders of the family Archaeidae are also known as pelican spiders or assassin spiders. They really don’t look like any typical spider, and should be really high on any…
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Sparassidae Checklist: Huntsman Spiders

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13 October 2020
Huntsman spiders from the family Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872 are nocturnal hunters. They don’t weave webs nor wait in ambush, but actively move about to hunt down their prey. Due…

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