Incredible and terrifying arachnid species found in Clermont County Ohio.

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Incredible and terrifying arachnid species found in Clermont County Ohio.

A mysterious spider discovered several days ago in Clermont County Ohio was recently identified as a new species.

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden said a zookeeper checking reptile traps in a forested area surrounding the facility in February 2023 first discovered the arachnid, WPDE reported.

The zookeeper took a photo of the spider, shared it with the zoos conservation and research department and found that it did not match any existing records for a known species. Another, similar looking spider, was found in other parts of Ohio like Amelia, Bethel, Georgetown and Williamsburg.

Dr. Rebecca Godwin at Clermont College was in the process of looking at this group of spiders, which is related to tarantulas, when the specimen came her way. She confirmed it was a new species called the Fanguru spider, a type of trapdoor spider.

Spiders of this type are usually habitat specialists and can live for decades in the same burrow for their entire life, the zoo said. While many males of the species have been recovered recently, researchers have yet to encounter a female.

(We) are inspired that discoveries like this can still be made, even in the middle of a large developed region like Clermont County Area, the zoo said.

If you end up getting bitten by adult male shown here, you may end up with a bee-sting-like irritation. But consider yourself lucky; unlike Aphonopelma johnnycashi, the following spiders are considered the most dangerous on Earth. These spiders are usually dark in color but vary in species. They can cause problems for humans in more ways that one; at least one version of this spider is thought to be attracted to the smell of gasoline-a lure so powerful that the critters will build nests in engines.

Local soccer player James Green found that out the hard way in February, when a spider bite, attributed to a Fanguru, landed him in the hospital. He needed surgery to cut out the subsequent infection on his right arm, leaving a nasty hole, a photo of which he posted on Twitter.

Sometimes the panic from a suspected spider infestation can be just as dangerous as a bite itself.

This insect, at first suspected to be a previously undiscovered species of tarantula, caused a wave of fear southern parts of the state, with colonies of them reportedly attacking villagers and causing painful swelling.

Two victims who reportedly were bitten later died. But authorities later said they weren't sure whether the patients perished as a result of an animal bite ... or from treatment by witch doctors who cut them with razor blades to drain the wounds.

In the aftermath of the panic, scientists have expressed doubt that any spider-newly discovered or otherwise-was to blame for deaths. The bite of a female is thought to be 15 times more potent than that of a rattlesnake but no females have yet be sighted. A bite can cause severe muscle pain and spasms, as well as abdominal cramps, for up to a week.

Fear over the new species is so high that elementary schools in the area may shut down after nests were discovered there. The spiders were thought to have hitched a ride into the school via a produce box.

Why or where the spider came from remains a mystery, but chief scientist and animal researches are on the case.

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