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Blind Spider Discovery Halts Development Of Texas Highway
2012-09-10 09:57:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What has eight legs, is no bigger than a dime, and can stop a $15-million-dollar highway construction project? Why of course, it´s a Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver! It seems the San Antonio, Texas underpass project was halted when the rare spider was discovered after rain exposed a 6-foot-deep natural hole in a highway median at Texas 151 and Loop 1604. The endangered arachnid, which had not been seen in more than 30 years, gave...


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2009-05-02 15:52:37

Nigma walckenaeri is a species of spider commonly found in gardens, walls, or on big leaves such as lilac or grapevine. It is found in warmer regions and near forest edges. This species has been introduced into Kew Gardens in Queens, NY. This green cribellate spider is about 0.2 inches long and is the biggest member of the Dictynidae family. Most of the body is somewhat yellowish, however, the abdomen is shiny green, which makes it hard to confuse with other species. The green color also...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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