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PICS: Love Spiders? Ireland Has Discovered Three New Types

By Darragh Berry

December 21, 2017 at 11:38am


You think that there is nothing more scary than seeing a gigantic, motherfucker of a spider crawling across your bedroom floor.

But then, they disappear and that's when the real sweats begin...

Well, we don't mean to ruin your Christmas cheer and all that but three new types of spiders have been discovered in Ireland and one is bigger than most of the presents you will get this year.

According to Bug Life, a new survey undertaken by the wildlife charity shows that the Arcane tongue spider (Centromerus arcanus), Tree Comb-foot Spider (Anelosimus vittatus) and Tree H-weaver (Episinus maculipes) have been recorded in the country for the first time and will now be added to the list of 292 spider species known from the country.

The biggest of all the spiders that were discovered - Tree H-weaver - is called that because at night they spin an H-shaped web in low vegetation in which they hang upside down to catch prey passing beneath.

Andddd in even better news, that spider is likely to become much more common in this country.

Merry fecking Christmas...

Here's what the big beauty looks like...

Spider 1

Image via Spiderling

And here's what the other two (Arcane tongue and Tree Comb-foot) look like...

Spider 2
Spider 3

Images via Piwigo

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