Author: RoryD

Ero aphana. One of the sneakiest and most specialised spider assassins (c) Tone Killick

Britain’s Super Spiders

October is perhaps the only month of the year when it’s socially acceptable to decorate your house with spiders as we revel in all things ‘spooky’. So it’s only natural that arachnid enthusiasts...

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Schaefferia_emucronata_(c) Andy Murray

Entognathids- the insect’s forgotten cousins

In scientific terms, the group of  arthropods (animals with exoskeletons) which bear just six legs are sensibly called ‘Hexapods’ -meaning six-footed. Chances are you learned in school that all these animals with six...

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Are they really poised for a mass invasion? Photo (c) Olivier Bacquet.

The Daddy Longlegs Debacle

From False widows to Asian hornets, tales of ‘invasions’ of creepy-crawlies are a staple of the British tabloids and online news channels. The latest to find themselves in the spotlight are Daddy longlegs....

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