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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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Trials in Burkina Faso found that a fungus, altered so that it produces a toxin found in the venom of a species of funnel-web spider, quickly killed large numbers of mosquitoes that carry malaria.
It is derived from the venom of the Australian Blue Mountains funnel-web spider and has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for application directly on crops to control agricultural insect pests.
The engineered toxin was based on the venom of a type of funnel-web spider found in Australia.
Among these are the funnel-web, of which there are 40 species; the redback; and the tarantula.
Funnel-web spiders have been known to survive 24 to 30 hours in water'.
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.
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.S.A to Costa Rica.