Scientists from Khon Kaen University’s Museum of Entomology and Natural History Museum have accidentally discovered a strange new species of hairy spider in Thailand’s Phang Nga province.
In research published in academic journals zookiesA team of scientists said that the new species of hairy spider is called Chilobrachis natanicharum. Their legs have a rare blue-violet color, like “lightning sparks”.
The study reports that male spiders are approximately 3.8 cm – 5.57 cm long with a black back, while female spiders are 5.69 cm – 6.7 cm long, with a metallic blue back with a purple middle. It happens.
They have patches of hard, spike-like hairs called invagination hairs. When they rub their hairs on surfaces, they produce noise, which is a way for them to communicate with other spiders. According to research, this often happens during mating or territorial fights.
Newspaper miami herald According to the study authors, this species of spider is bought and sold on the black market, and this is the first time that they have been discovered in their natural habitat.
They determined that they were probably distributed throughout southern Thailand, especially in tree hollows in mangrove forests.
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