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2008-10-14 13:10:00

Scientists say that certain exotic species of spiders are making their homes in the UK. Due to the UK's increasingly mild climate, arachnids arriving in imports of food and plants are now able to survive and spread. A species of false widow spider have been confirmed and some believe the deadly black widow could be the next to invade. The conservation group Buglife wants import rules to be strengthened to stem the tide of alien species invasion. "Other countries in the world take great care...


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Arachnology
2012-10-15 15:14:24

Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and related specimens: including scorpions, pseudo-scorpions and harvestmen. These animals are collectively known as arachnids. Ticks and mites, on the other hand, although are in the arachnid family, do not typically fall under archeology studies; these small creatures are usually studied under Acarology. Arachnology derives from the Greek words arachne (meaning spider), and logia (meaning sayings). People who study spiders and other...

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lunula
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This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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