Two New Spider Species Discovered in Uruguay. They Live in Silk-Lined Burrows. Two new spider species have been discovered in Uruguay. The spiders, Chaco castanea and Chaco costai, live in silk-lined burrows they build in sandy soils of oceanic and river coastal areas near psammophyte vegetation.
Meet Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, Two New Spider Species
Sparklemuffin’ -- one of two newly discovered species of peacock spider.
Chinese Moon Moth (Actias luna) Luna -- This rare moon moth is half Spanish and half Chinese. Luna Moths are huge moths, with a wingspan of four and a half inches. They have a white body, pinkish legs, and huge pale green wings. The hindwings have eyespots and long tails. They fly, only at night, in Spring and early Summer. Luna Moths were once very common, but are now considered an endangered species in some areas.
Redback Spider - This spider might be relatively small compared to other Australian spider species, but it is actually one of the deadliest. The scary thing is that these spiders can be found in suburban backyards hiding under chairs, tables or even play equipment. They are easily distinguishable by the bright strip of red on their body.