Huge spider assumed extinct in Britain discovered on MoD training site

Published Oct 31 2020 at 9:27 PM GMT
  • Described as 'gorgeous' by the man who found it, the great fox-spider has not been seen since 1993One of Britain's largest spiders has been discovered on a Ministry of Defence training ground in Surrey having not been seen in the country for 27 years.
  • The great fox-spider is a night-time hunter, known for its speed and agility, as well as its eight black eyes which give it wraparound vision.
  • The critically endangered spider was assumed extinct in Britain after last being spotted in 1993 on Hankley Common in.



  • Published Oct 31, 2020 9:27 PM GMT