New Species of Trapdoor Spider Discovered, Opening Doors for Conservation

A new species of spider has been discovered in the Brigalow Belt in central Queensland.

Researchers at Queensland Museum are the first to describe the species, naming it Euoplos Dignitas, a nod to the large size of the spider and the DIG program at Queensland Museum.

Experts are hoping the discovery of this species will help advance the cause of conservation in the state, as the habitat of the spider is small, fragile, and at risk from the local agricultural industry.


Image: Image: Queensland Museum

Produced By: Jono Wakeley

Featured In Story: Jeremy Wilson – Research Fellow at Queensland Museum

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 22 March 2023

Wednesday 22nd of March, 2023

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