spider species

spider species

Crawly, but not necessarily creepy: spiders invade Manhattan

DailyDirt: Interesting Spider Behavior

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People tend to have an irrational fear of spiders, which are more often than not completely harmless and also beneficial because they help control the insect pest population around homes and gardens. Perhaps, instead of focusing on their "creepiness," people should learn about how cool these little creatures really are....
DailyDirt: Interesting Spider Behavior
Cobweb-scanning software can identify spider species

DailyDirt: Sneaky Little Spiders

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Spiders exhibit a wide variety of fascinating behaviors that are intriguingly complex. They don't just build nice webs and trap unsuspecting insects. Spiders have bizarre mating rituals that seem to suggest a surprising amount of intelligence for their size. Here are just a few examples. Some crafty male spiders court...
DailyDirt: Sneaky Little Spiders

Tectonic Plates Can Drive Biodiversity

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Investigators at the University of Barcelona, in Spain, say that the collision which occurred between the African and Eurasian tectonic plates – some 30 million years ago - opened up the Mediterranean Basin, but also drove a boost in the diversity of spider species living in the area. The tectonic...
Tectonic Plates Can Drive Biodiversity

Web recognition system can identify spider species automatically

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An orb weaver spider web. Dario Trimarchi There could be a way to speedily identify the different species of spider that are found in dense jungle and forest, using an automatic web recognition system. Usually, working out which spiders are which can be a cumbersone, long-winded process, involving tweezers...
Web recognition system can identify spider species automatically
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