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Elusive spider rediscovered in Portugal after nearly a century

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2024
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A small spider that was feared to have become extinct more than 90 years ago has been rediscovered by conservationists in northern Portugal. Dubbed the world's shyest spider, Fagilde's trapdoor spiders live underground in burrows, and use web silk, leaf litter and soil to build hinged round doors for their homes. The conservationists discovered a female of the species by painstakingly examining anything circular in the ground that could be a spider's door. "The finding was pretty much like winning the lottery while getting hit by lightning," researcher Sergio Henriques...

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