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redback spider

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(Animals) a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
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During this study we captured a total of 996 red-backed salamanders with 234 recaptured individuals.
An ornithologist's dream - the red-backed shrike lanius collurio making an appearance after an absence of 30 years.
Lin is reunited with Rufus, her adored red-backed vole, and discovers that she has a mission as a 'Twistrose' to save a lost boy made of ice and to ensure the Wandersnow covers the land once more.
in addition, we hypothesized that the right-of-way would be a barrier to movements of southern red-backed voles (Myodes gapperi), but not least chipmunks (Tamias minimus) or North American deermice.
Common rosefinches, greenish and barred warblers were at several sites along with red-backed shrikes and wrynecks.
Red-backed salamanders are the most common salamander in New York State.
Sean Fitzpatrick, honorary life vice-president of the National Council for Aviculture, pleaded guilty to owning 20 live red-backed shrikes and three stone chats.
PRIDE of place goes to the original 1950s dinette table and red-backed chairs the couple bought at a rock 'n' roll weekend for pounds 500.
They switched on the lights at dusk and scoured the illuminated tracts for red-backed salamanders, which are common nocturnal insectivores that hide when they're not hunting.
The Shenandoah salamander is often confused with the similar-looking red-backed salamander, one of the Shenandoah species' principal threats.
-A SPELL of easterly winds has brought many scarce birds - wrynecks, red-backed shrikes, ortolan buntings and warblers - blown off course from Eastern Europe to Africa.