Fr reports. Ukrainian Tarantula in Poland For several years they caused a sensation in the media. Experts still argue whether it is possible for this poisonous spider to reach our country, but Internet users seem to have no doubts about this.
It is better to stay away from the Ukrainian tarantulaHowever, those who have met her in person sometimes share souvenir photos on social media.
Anywhere in our country you can often meet him Ukrainian tarantula And what spider can be easily confused with it? Here’s everything you need to know about this mysterious species.
Ukrainian tarantula (from the Latin Lycosa singoriensis) is a large spider of the pony family. The length of its trunk is usually about 5 centimeters, and the extension of relatively thick legs does not exceed 10. However, there are also larger specimens. The weight of the spider usually ranges from 3 to 7 grams.
What does a Ukrainian tarantula look like? Here is the most important information:
- Females are generally larger than males.
- The body of the spider is brownish-black with small hairs covering it.
- Ukrainian tarantula stand out also Small dark spots on the legs.
- On the other hand, the ridges are dark gray with a distinctly lighter streak.
Ukrainian tarantula It comes from Asia, specifically the southeastern part of China and Russia. Its migration to Europe continued for more than 100 years. Then they were observed in Hungary and eastern Austria. In recent years, these spiders have greatly multiplied in the floodplains of the Dnieper and Pripyat rivers in Ukraine, where they gradually began to spread to the west.
newly This species can also be found sporadically in Poland, especially in the southeastern regions of our country, including the Bieszczady Mountains. The first information about the appearance Ukrainian tarantula In the Polish fields and pastures, they found their way into the media four years ago.
At that time, Dr. Love. Piotr Bębas from the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Biology confirmed in an interview with Karolina Głowacka at TOK FM that the spider can indeed be found in our country. However, he pointed out that the population Ukrainian tarantula It is not so much in Poland as in Belarus, for example.
Presence Ukrainian Tarantula in Poland Perhaps we can owe this to the climate change that is taking place around the world. For now, however, we should be concerned that it might be Invasive speciesIt threatens our local flora and fauna.
We rarely see spiders with us, and although some of the photos posted by netizens on Facebook contain Ukrainian spiders, in many cases there are errors.
It often turns out that the hero of all confusion is another type of spider – gray escape. during the meeting with Ukrainian tarantula It should also be remembered that we are probably dealing with a specimen that simply escaped from the terrarium.
The poison of the Ukrainian tarantula paralyzes the victim and dissolves its internal organs. It sounds very scary, although Dr. Piotr Bębas from the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, The bite of this spider is not dangerous to humans.
Although the bite is painful, the swelling persists for a long time, we face a serious threat to life only if we are allergic to spider venom. In other cases, you should end up with mild redness or itching that should go away within 24 hours.
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