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New “electrical” blue tarantula species found in Thailand: “Enchanting phenomenon”

CBS News

By Kerry Breen

September 19, 2023

Entomologists in Thailand have been stunned by an electrifying new species of tarantula found in the southern part of the country. 

The spider, known as the Chilobrachys natanicharum, has a “blue-violet hue resembling the color of electrical sparks,” researchers from the Entomology Museum at Khon Kaen University and the Natural History Museum of the National Science Museum said in a paper announcing the find.  They called the tarantula’s rare color an “enchanting phenomenon.”

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