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Black Widow Males Twerk
2014-01-17 13:24:09

[ Watch the Video: Black Widow Males Dance It Up During Mating Time ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Biologists at Simon Fraser University have discovered that male black widow spiders can 'twerk' like Miley Cyrus to attract females. According to a study published in the open access journal Frontiers in Zoology, male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations to let females know they are ready to court, and are not potential...

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2008-12-15 16:52:57

MU entomologist warns of the venomous brown recluse spider's bite As the cold weather creeps in, so do brown recluse spiders. True to their name, the brown recluse is a shy, reclusive spider looking for a warm home. Drawn to clutter, closets and complex storage environments, the spiders actually want to stay away from humans. But, if care is not taken, people could find themselves sharing their home with one of 'the big three,' according to a University of Missouri entomologist. The brown...

2006-12-11 21:00:00

HERMISTON, Ore. - A small spider bite turned out to be a big problem for Cindy Pettey. Pettey awoke when she was bitten on the stomach in the middle of the night a few weeks ago, but thought little else of it. Then she started running a fever, she felt achy and weak. The bite sore became larger. Next thing Pettey knew, a doctor was telling her he believed she'd been bitten by a dangerous hobo spider. Pettey had surgery that removed 10 pounds of skin and flesh, leaving her with an abdomen...


Latest Hobo spider Reference Libraries

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2009-06-26 18:03:22

The Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis) is a species of arachnid that is native to western and central Europe. It is now also found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. It has recently spread into southern Alaska, making it the first dangerous spider to humans in that state. It has been also recorded on a small island (Peberholm) in Denmark, and in southern Sweden. Its habitat is semi-arid and warm environments, although in Europe it is not normally encountered in houses,...

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2009-06-17 14:01:55

The Dark Comb-footed Spider (Steatoda grossa), also known as the Cupboard Spider, Brown House Spider, or False Black Widow (several other species are generally known by these names as well), is a species of arachnid found throughout the world, including the coasts of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. One North American spider ( Steatoda borealis), is a closely related species of Steatoda grossa. There are recent reports of this spider breeding in the United Kingdom as well....

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2009-05-02 15:15:59

The Giant House Spider (Tegenaria duellica) is a species of arachnid native to western Europe. It was introduced by accident to the Pacific Northwest of North America around 1900. It took hold and increased rapidly in population. This spider is a close relative to the Barn Funnel Weaver Spider and the Hobo Spider. The Giant House Spider is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Hobo Spider in North America. The female can reach a length of 0.7 inches, with the male having a slightly...

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2009-05-02 15:07:42

The Barn Funnel Weaver Spider (Tegenaria domestica) also known as the Lesser House Spider, the Common House Spider, or the Domestic House Spider, is a species of arachnid that is commonly found in Europe and the United States. It is thought to have been introduced to the Americas by British colonists who have unknowingly provided passage across the Atlantic. The female can attain a length of 3 to 4 inches, while the male is smaller at 2 to 3 inches. The male has longer legs (up to 1 inch)...

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