funnel-web


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funnel-web

n
(Animals) Austral any large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs
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Some of the deadliest groups among them are to be found in Australia, where the funnel-web spiders and mouse spiders are particularly notorious.
A RARE funnel-web spider has been found for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Here are my findings: FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER When they bite, the funnelwebs maintain a tight grip on their victim, often biting repeatedly.
Antony revealed there was panic when a deadly funnel-web spider was spotted near the celebs.
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): Venom from funnel-web spiders and tarantulas could be used to kill breast cancer cells, Australian researchers say.
I'mWelsh born and reared and, though I curse lashing rain arm in arm with a whistling wind, while being inconvenienced by them, I also appreciate the fact that they keep my homeland free of the Anopheles mosquito, scorpions, killer snakes, funnel-web spiders, chigger and tumbler flies, to say nothing of nocturnal mosquitonets and barracudas off Barry Island.
The funnel-web mygalomorph spiders of genus Euagrus Ausserer, 1875 are found from the Southern U.
Atrax robustus, a funnel-web spider, in Sydney, Australia is particularly aggressive and said to be particularly dangerous to children (page 117).
Philip Spiers told a judge in New South Wales that a venomous Funnel-web spider had bitten him, and the toxic effect of the bite was to blame for his crimes.
Professor Glenn King from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience has isolated insect-specific neurotoxins from the venom of Australian funnel-web spiders.
Redback and funnel-web spiders, both capable of lethal bites, are often found in close contact with human habitation (eg garden sheds, under outdoor furniture, in gardens) and the potential for bites is consequently high.
And he pointed out the job would have its drawbacks - and not just in terms of Sydney's deadly funnel-web spiders.