Redback spiders have a deadly reputation for a good reason. These spiders are highly venomous, a single bite will cause intense pain – sometimes for days, sweating, headaches and vomiting. It is unlikely to be lethal, but always best to get medical advice immediately. In Australia around 2,000 people a year are bitten by redbacks…. View Article
Macro photography of spiders and other creatures with Michael Doe
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Genetically modified fungus decimates malaria mosquito populations.
Entomologist Matt Bertone argues the case for our hidden housemates.
Only two species in the group were previously described, and including one species described in South Australia, it brings the tally up to 17.
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