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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

It's an Incey Wincey spider

Britain's rarest and one of its most spectacular spiders is alive and well on Dorset's heaths.

The ladybird spider (Eresus sandaliatus) was thought to be extinct in the UK since 1906, when it was last recorded in Bournemouth.

But it was rediscovered at a secret location in Dorset in 1979 by Dr Peter Merrett and the diminutive creepy crawlies have been coaxed back from the brink.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 16th July 2008

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