A Peacock Spider species up close (Photo by Dr Otto)

Five New Spider Species Discovered in Australia

Five new species and subspecies of peacock spiders have been discovered in Western Australia. According to Dr Jurgen Otto, a peacock spider expert, there are approximately more than 60 species and subspecies of peacock spiders throughout southern Australia.

Man covered in bees

Man Wears Bee Beard for Over an Hour, Sets World Record

A man based in Canada has set a new Guinness World Record after wearing a massive beard of bees for more than an hour. The new record holder is …

Man using a smartphone

Pakistan Agriculture Officials Get Smartphones With Pest Control Applications

Smartphones preloaded with pest control applications have been distributed to more than 300 officials of the Agriculture Department in Pakistan. According to a press release, the applications are designed to provide them with detailed pest situation reports…

Missing Birds: An Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Missing Birds in WA Could Become Pests, Official Says

Sixteen foreign birds have gone missing from a backyard aviary in Geraldton, Western Australia and are feared to become a major pest in the wild. The Indian ringneck parakeets that escaped two weeks ago were originally 20, but only four have been found so far.

A jumping spider eating a frog

Jumping Spider Preys on Frogs and Lizards Thrice Its Size

A jumping spider species with a mere one-inch long body has been discovered to eat lizards and frogs up to three times its size. “A vertebrate-eating jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae) from Florida, USA”, a new study published in the Journal of Arachnology, documented cases when regal jumping spiders were spotted hunting and eating animals bigger than themselves, such as lizards and frogs.