New ‘jellybean’ spider species found on Queensland’s Darling Downs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scientists from the Queensland Museum have discovered two new species of goblin spiders on the state’s Darling Downs.

Dr Barbara Baher says her team discovered the Opopaea broadwater, also known as the jellybean goblin spider in Dalby.

They also discovered the Leichhardteus badius, or reddish brown swift spider, while exploring a rainforest in the Bunya Mountains last year.

via New ‘jellybean’ spider species found on Queensland’s Darling Downs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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