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Three New Wafer Trapdoor Spiders Discovered In Brazil
2013-11-20 11:17:07

Scientists discover three new gorgeous species of the wafer trapdoor genus Fufius

The Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider
2012-05-09 03:03:20

Researchers at Auburn University have reported the discovery a new trapdoor spider species from a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of the city of Auburn, Alabama.

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

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.