“Tarantula the size of your face found”

Do you want another good reason not to hang out in old buildings or big  old trees in Sri Lanka?

A giant spider the size of your face has been discovered!  It is a tiger spider-colorful and deadly. Perfect to become the star of the next horror flick.

As a group, the spiders are related to a class of South American tarantula that includes the Goliath bird-eater, the world’s largest. It’s unique leg markings include geometric patterns with daffodil-yellow and grey inlays on the first and fourth legs.

It was first seen during a Sri Lankan arachnid survey led by Ranil Nanayakkara, co-founder of Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity Education and Research.

Resources

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WiredScience

 

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