Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Smithsonian researchers discover a giant new species of golden orb weaver spider

Just in time for Halloween, researchers from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have described the largest known species of golden orb spider. Click the link below to visit the Smithsonian's website for the complete story.



The image is from the Smithsonian article and depicts the huge body of a female N. komaci spider. Bodies of the females can reach up to 1.5 inches in length.

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