A new species of trapdoor spider has been officially documented by researchers. The species is classified as "rare and giant" and can only be found in the Brigalow Belt region of central Queensland. The spiders are nocturnal and are typically found inside trapdoors that are about the size of a 50-cent coin in the black soil around Eidsvold and Monto, located west of Bundaberg. According to arachnologist Michael Rix, female spiders are larger, measuring nearly five centimeters in body length. Although the discovery by the Queensland Museum's Project DIG team is exciting, Dr. Rix warns that the species is endangered.
Exciting news from the world of arachnology! A new species of spider has recently been discovered in the forests of Queensland, Australia. This eight-legged giant is a Golden Trapdoor Spider, and it's even bigger than your average trapdoor spider - growing up to 5cm long, which is about 1cm larger than a milk bottle top!
In Queensland, a newly discovered species of trapdoor spider has been identified by Australian researchers. Euoplos dignitas, a type of golden trapdoor spider, is a larger-than-average species that can grow up to 5cm long for females and 3cm for males. The female spiders of this rare species can live for over 20 years in the wild. Unfortunately, much of their habitat has been destroyed due to land clearing, putting them at risk of becoming an endangered species.