Potentially A New Species of Funnel-Web Spider Found In Booderee National Park NSW

 

Funnel-Web Spider
Funnel-Web Spider

 

Funnel-Web Spider

 

It has been reported yesterday that scientist from the Australian National University has stumbled upon a new species of the Funnel-Web Spider in Jervis Bay NSW.

 

What is remarkable is that the 5 cm female Funnel-Web Spider is roughly 25 to 30 years old and was found burrowed in a rotting log.

 

It is reported that Dr Wallenius believes that the Funnel-Web spider like is to be that of the tree dwelling spider and not the common ground dwelling spider.

 

Dr Wallenius is hoping that they can do genetic testing on the Funnel-Web Spider to see if the spider found is in fact that of the Funnel-Web species.

 

Source of information ABC

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/potentially-new-funnel-web-spider-species-found-near-jervis-bay/6758552

 

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