Sufferers of arachnophobia have a whole new family of spiders to fear - the Trogloraptor or cave robber, which is being described as a "fierce predator".The spider, said to be "relatively huge" at 4cm across (1.6ins) with its legs extended, has "spectacular, elongate claws", experts said.It was discovered by cave conservationists and scientists in America's Pacific north west and they believe many more of them may be lurking in the region.
The Trogloraptor is at once a new species, genus and family of spider. Photo by California Academy of Sciences. The Trogloraptor, a cave-dwelling spider with peculiar, talon-like claws, hangs upside down along cave ceilings from str... Read Post
The first new spider species discovered in North America in more than 110 years has been found in the caves of the Pacific Northwest, reports the Telegraph. The Trogloraptor, or "cave robber" spider, measures about three inches long... Read Post