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Brown widow spider - Latrodectus geometricus

Do Chestnut, Lemon, or Peppermint Scents Repel Spiders?

In a study on three commonly cited natural spider repellents, both chestnut and peppermint oil showed apparent repellent effects on two species of spider but not on a third. Meanwhile, lemon oil did not have a significant effect on any of the three species included in the study.

Ten New Spider Species Found in Madagascar

An international team of researchers has discovered ten new spider species in Madagascar. All ten belong to the genus Anelosimus, which is in the family Theridiidae. The names of some […]

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