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Dangerous Redback Spiders Found inside Kyushu University

On Nov.11, Fukuoka City and Kyushu University found 106 redback spiders and 197 eggs on the grounds of Ito Campus in Nishi-ku. They were promptly exterminated. According to Kyushu University, a female university employee found one near a parking lot on Nov.11 and contacted the Nishi Ward Office. The Ward Office and the university personnel then searched the perimeter and found the other 105 redback spiders. Kyudai has posted warning notices inside the university and on their website. Read more about the redback spider’s spread in Fukuoka here: http://fukuoka-now.com/news/redback-spiders-in-fukuoka-city/
Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 11/12

Redback Spider

Published: Nov 13, 2014 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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