Strange Rare Spider Discovered by a Stunned Farmer in China: Facts


Picture of Strange Rare Spider Discovered by a Stunned Farmer in China
Strange Rare Spider Discovered by a Stunned Farmer in China

Story:

Man Finds a Strange Spider in his Yard before Realizing what he’s actually Looking at.

Other Versions

Rare Chinese Hourglass Spider Discovered by a stunned farmer in his yard.

Picture of Strange Rare Spider Discovered by a Stunned Farmer in China
Strange Rare Spider Discovered by a Stunned Farmer in China

Analysis:

A story seen quite often online claims to show the picture of a strange and rare Spider that was allegedly discovered by a farmer in his yard. Yes, the claims about the rare Chinese Hourglass Spider are true and the farmer was in fact stunned at the discovery.

Picture of Chinese Hourglass Spider
Chinese Hourglass Spider

Discovery of Chinese Hourglass Spider

In November 2016 in Pujiang village near Chengdu of South-West China, orange farmer Li Wenhua happened to see in his yard what he initially thought was an antique material. He was scared and surprised to see the creepy-crawly as it started to move. The rare spider known later to be Chinese Hourglass Spider had an unusual disc shaped abdomen as can be seen in pictures. Li Wenhua told about the discovery to his neighbors and later searched internet to learn how rare and valuable the Spider can be. Insect expert Zhao Li said that the rare Chinese Hourglass Spider has high value in scientific research and dates back to as far as the fifth century. He also explained that it is a type of Trapdoor Spider, rarely seen because they live underground.

Picture of Chinese Hourglass Spider
Chinese Hourglass Spider

Shown in the video below is a Chinese Hourglass Spider capturing a Cockroach given.

Hoax or Fact:

Fact.

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References:

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