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Predator And Prey: Tiny Wasp Hunts Venomous Redback Spider
2012-09-12 05:48:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even Australia's most common dangerous spider is no match for a nearly forgotten 200 year old flying insect, according to recent findings. The wasp, Agenioideus nigricornis, was first discovered in 1775 by Danish etymologist Johan Christian Fabricius. Recently, researchers from the University of Adelaide said the small wasp is a predator of the redback spider. "Since then, scientists have largely forgotten about the wasp," said...

2012-04-26 23:01:25

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers False Widow Spider which is named after the behavior of the female of eating the male after mating and Glabella which is the space between the eyebrows and above the nose in humans. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine publishes insights into subjects in all areas of natural sciences including...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review cover Carbon Footprint which is the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person, False Widow Spider which are named after the behavior of the female of eating the male after mating, and Silene Stenophylla which is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae and grows in the...

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2010-11-10 12:15:00

Researchers have found that Australia's deadly redback spider has established itself in New Zealand, which poses a significant risk to humans as it threatens to colonize major cities. Scientists said the venomous redback, which is a relative of the black widow, probably found its way over there by riding on imported goods from Australia.  They said that it established itself at sites on both the North and South Islands. The government's AgResearch institute said in a study this month...

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2009-11-25 08:20:00

Venomous redback spiders, named after their fiery markings, are invading Japan's Osaka region, a wildlife expert recently warned. It is believed that that they actually arrived years ago aboard a cargo ship coming from Australia, most likely in a container of Australian woodchips. Japan Wildlife Research Centre official Toshio Kishimoto reports that as many as a dozen people have been bitten, including a 6-year-old boy in June, who received the first antivenom treatment in Japan. "Their...

2009-10-22 13:55:20

New research shows that male suitors of a female cannibalistic spider risk facing a premature death unless they perform an adequate courtship lasting a minimum of 100 minutes. Further, the research shows that "sneaker" males can slip by and mate successfully on the courtship efforts of the hard-working first suitor. Scientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough have published a research paper titled "Female's courtship threshold allows intruding males to mate with reduced effort" in the...

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2008-12-08 10:13:25

Big males outperform smaller ones in head-to-head mating contests but diminutive males make ten times better lovers because they're quicker to mature and faster on their feet, a new study of redback spiders reveals. Published in the current online issue of Journal of Evolutionary Biology, the study shows the importance of maturation in defining mating and paternity success. In field enclosures, researchers simulated two competitive contexts favoring the development of differently sized male...

2008-04-25 00:00:08

By The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A tiny Australian hospital is closing temporarily because of an infestation of poisonous spiders. The Baralaba Multi Purpose Health Service will close for 24 hours starting Thursday morning so officials can fumigate the building to get rid of redback spiders that have been found in large numbers in the main part of the hospital. Three or four patients will need to be moved to another hospital while the building is closed, according to a...


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2009-07-03 19:06:41

The Redbacked Jumping spider (Phidippus johnsoni) is one of the largest and most common jumping spiders in the western parts of North America. It is not to be mistaken for the highly venomous and unrelated Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti). The Redbacked Jumping spider may inflict a painful bite in self defense if threatened, although there are not any serious medical consequences. Adult Redbacked Jumping spiders are usually about 0.4 inches in length. Although the female has an...

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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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2009-06-17 13:56:13

The Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), typically known as the Southern Black Widow, is a species of arachnid that is native to the United States of America. There are two closely related species to the Southern Black Widow; the Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus), and the Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus). These three species are often confused with the genus Steatoda (false black widows). The black widow was first described in 1775 by Johan Christian Fabricius. The...

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2009-05-02 21:51:47

The Daddy-long-legs Spider (Pholcus phalangioides), also known as the Cellar Spider or Skull Spider, is a species of arachnid found in many parts of the world, but originally came from the tropics. They are commonly found living in caves, garages, ceilings of household rooms, and cellars. In Australia, it is considered a beneficial species as it kills and eats the venomous redback Spider. There is some confusion with the common name "daddy longlegs". This name is also applied to two other...

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