Scientists have discovered a new species of spider in Miami, USA. This spider is so poisonous that one of its stings can force humans to bill with pain. This spider resembles that of the black tarantula found in Brazil. It is named Pine Rockland Trapadar Spider (Ummidia richmond). It was first seen in Miami Zoo, Florida.
Female spiders are larger than male
The size of the male spider is equal to the current one rupee coin. Whereas, female spiders are two to three times larger. The
Hunts by ambush
Frank Ridley, Chief Conservator of Miami Zoo, said that for me it is similar to a small shiny black tarantula. Such species are similar to ambush predators. They weave nets on a soft and sandy surface and wait for their prey to be trapped. During this time, they hide themselves well. When the prey is trapped, these spiders break out of their shell to catch it.
This spider was found in pine rockland forest
Zoo Miami employees saw this spider in the Pine Rockland wilderness. Staff took a photo of the specimen and shared it with the zoo’s Department of Conservation and Research for identification. During investigation, it was found that this species of spider does not match any other known species till date.
This spider is related to tarantula
Dr. Rebecca Godwin of Piedmont College, Georgia, reported that it is part of the extant genus Eumidia, which belongs to Tarantula and was first described in 1875 by Swedish arachnologist Temerlan Thorel. He said that I had no doubt that it was a new species. The article related to this spider has been published in Zookey Journal.