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funnel-web

Austral any large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs
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The Australian funnel-web spiders belong to the family Atracinae, while the eastern Australian mouse spiders are from the Actinopodidae family.
The funnel-web is usually found in damp woodland in England and Scotland but lives in caves in Europe.
Dr David Wilson has stockpiled venom from the fangs of up to 10 Fraser Island funnel-webs for the two-year trial.
A revision of the American funnel-web mygalomorph spider genus Euagrus (Araneae, Dipluridae).
By the time another shortie obliges at Ballarat we're all feeling the urge to move on to our next port of call, at the posh restaurant at the Yering Station winery, where our band of weather-beaten, be-shorted travellers feels about as welcome as a funnel-web spider under the rim of your toilet.
Atrax robustus, a funnel-web spider, in Sydney, Australia is particularly aggressive and said to be particularly dangerous to children (page 117).
Philip Spiers told a judge in New South Wales that a venomous Funnel-web spider had bitten him, and the toxic effect of the bite was to blame for his crimes.
Professor Glenn King from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience has isolated insect-specific neurotoxins from the venom of Australian funnel-web spiders.
Redback and funnel-web spiders, both capable of lethal bites, are often found in close contact with human habitation (eg garden sheds, under outdoor furniture, in gardens) and the potential for bites is consequently high.
And he pointed out the job would have its drawbacks - and not just in terms of Sydney's deadly funnel-web spiders.
My favorites are the grass spiders, funnel-web weavers that emerge in spring, pouring dozens at a time from an egg sac produced the previous autumn.
The really nasty, aggressive spider is the funnel-web, but this is found mainly under raised suburban homes.