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.
- New Giant Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka (wired.com)