The Daily Post approached The British Arachnological
Society to confirm the species but has yet to receive a response.
Newsletter of the African Arachnological
Society 25: 9.
However, Lawrence Bee, the British Arachnological
Society's press and publicity officer, said he didn't believe the spider was dangerous.
Lawrence Bee of the British Arachnological
Society said no deaths from spider bites have ever been reported in the UK.
However spider expert Lawrence Bee of the British Arachnological
Society says there's no need to panic.
Specimens examined were deposited in the arachnological
collection of Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" (MACN-Ar, C.
We studied unidentified preserved spiders from FES-Zaragoza UNAM arachnological
collection, theses specimens were collected opportunistically (any locality was visited the same number of times) in 20 localities at the Balsas Basin in the states of Guerrero, Puebla, and Morelos (Fig.
The British Arachnological
Society said the spider "certainly looks like a false widow spider".
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Society 9:262 266.
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But five years ago David Smith, a member of the British Arachnological
Society which studies spiders, found Teg in his home in Burnopfield in County Durham.
When a 2006 Nature paper contended that zebra tarantulas had some kind of previously unnoticed silk glands in their feet, the possibility "made quite a splash in the arachnological
community," Blackledge recalls.