Scientists have identified a spider People’s dignity, in a study published March 15. This rare species can reach five centimeters in length.
Scientists called it People’s dignity. Researchers at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, eastern Australia, have discovered a new species of spider. Experts announced this in a study published March 15 in the journal Specialized Spider Science Journal and then posted it on Twitter.
This rare species, with a red hairy body, belongs to the genus of golden trapdoor spiders. They are called this because they are used to hiding under a small trapdoor made of silk and scraps of leaves and twigs to attack their prey. This species was first discovered in the early twentieth century.H Century, near the towns of Monto and Eidsfold, north of Brisbane.
Threatened species clearing lands
its name People’s dignity It is derived from Latin Characters In the sense of dignity or greatness, it reflects the spider’s size and magnificent nature. According to spider scientist Michael Ricks, quoted on Watchman Females can live over 20 years in the wild and have a body length of up to five centimeters. “This is too big for a trapdoor spiderHe didn’t say.
The discovery is part of a project launched four years ago by the Australian Museum to learn more about biodiversity in Queensland. According to scientists, this species plays an important role in the leaf litter ecosystem and helps control insect populations.
However, it is believed to be endangered due to its small range which is restricted to forests in Queensland. An area that has been repeatedly targeted by land clearings and struck by fire, as was the case in 2019 and 2020. However, Michael Ricks emphasized that “Still to be doneTo better understand the extent of the risks to which species are exposed and to create a “step towards preservation».