The widows are coming

The noble false widow spider, Steatoda nobilis, native to Madeira and the Canary Islands, has been introduced accidentally to countries around the globe, causing considerable concerns. Thus, a team of researchers sought to understand how the species became so widespread and predict where it could appear next. According to a recent study, published in the open-access journal Neobiota, the countries which are at an immediate risk of invasions are South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The widows are coming

Mimicking spider revealed to be a highly efficient coloniser.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

The widow next door: Where is the globally invasive noble false widow settling next?

Spiders are one of the most successful groups of 'invaders' on the planet. Out of over 47,000 species of spiders known today, there are some that tend to follow humans across the globe and settle ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Phys.org

The widow next door: Where is the globally invasive noble false widow settling next?, Mon 11 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

The widow next door: Where is the globally invasive noble false widow settling next?, Mon 11 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

Relative of the dreaded Black Widow spider is discovered

The distinctive arachnid, was originally found at the Tembe Elephant Park by Barbara Wright in 2014 but until now, experts struggled to confirm the species was new.

Tue 5 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

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