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Flying Jewels Spell Death For Baby Spiders
2012-03-03 05:32:38

New species of parasitic spider flies discovered in Australia Spider flies are a rarely collected group of insects. Adults are considered important pollinators of flowers, while larvae live as internal parasitoids of juvenile spiders. Eight genera are recorded in Australasia, including four genera in the subfamily Panopinae, a group of large, hairy, often metallic colored adults whose larvae specialize as parasitizing mygalomorph spiders such as tarantulas, trap door and funnel web...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers the Aranha Mouse Spider which is a spider whose bite can be serious but can be effectively treated with funnel-web antivenom, Holocene which is a geological epoch which began around 12,000 years ago and continues to the present, and Lantana which is a perennial flowering plant native to tropical regions and growing as herbaceous plants and shrubs up to two...


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2009-06-19 12:56:08

The Sydney Brown Trapdoor spider (Misgolas rapax) is found mainly around Sydney, Australia and is a trapdoor spider. This spider is often confused with the Sydney Funnel-web spider, which is one of the world's most venomous spiders. The Sydney Brown Trapdoor spider is generally shy and retiring. The Sydney Brown Trapdoor spider ranges from medium-to-large in size. The female spiders are .78 inches in length while the males are .87 inches in length. They are both chocolate brown though the...

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2009-06-18 16:22:57

The Black Tunnelweb spider (Porrhothele antipodiana) is a spider that is found across New Zealand and the Chatham Islands. It can be found in bushes and gardens. The Black Tunnelweb spider is generally found living under logs and rocks. Its prey is often beetles and occasionally snails and mice. The Black Tunnelweb spider builds a silken tunnel with a wide area at the entrance for awareness of prey. Male Black Tunnelweb spiders are frequently found indoors during spring and summer; this is...

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2009-05-02 15:42:54

The Black House Spider (Badumna insignis) is a species of arachnid that is found in Australia. It is found throughout much of Australia and prefers urban habitat mostly. They build their webs on tree trunks, logs, rock walls, and buildings (walls crevices and window frames). In the bush, this species prefers trees with rough bark which provide good shelter. Trees that have been attacked by wood-boring insects are also make good homes for this species, as the sap flowing from the bored holes...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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