Researchers in Australia have found a large kind of spider that builds trapdoors.
Only in Queensland can you find the so-called trapdoor spiders, which create “trap doors” out of leaves to catch insects.
In the wild, female members of the species can live for more than 20 years and reach lengths of up to 5 cm, while male trapdoor spiders can reach lengths of up to 3 cm. The spiders are normally 1.5 cm long.
The Brigalow Belt, a location in central Queensland, has semi-arid forests that are home to the newly discovered species, which goes by the name Euoplos Dignitas.
The novel species poses no threat to people.