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Old February 12th, 2019 #73
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The widow next door: Where is the globally invasive noble false widow settling next?


February 11, 2019

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 the countries which are at an immediate risk of invasions are South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0211131508.htm