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 Rockland Trapader Spider is a net-weaving spider. This makes it hidden from its predators and eats the prey trapped in the trap. These types of spiders can stay in one place for decades throughout their lifetime.
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 its shell to catch it.
This spider was found in pine rockland forest
Zoo Miami employees saw this spider in the Pine Rockland wilderness. The staff took a picture of the specimen and shared it with the zoo’s Department of Conservation and Research for identification. During the investigation, it was found that this species of spider does not match any other known species to date.
This spider is related to the 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.