A new species of spider has been identified in Tasmania, the Blue Tier funnel web spider.
QVMAG Honorary Research Associate John Douglas believes a funnel web spider recently collected in a wet forest near Weldborough is a new species.
The spider is smaller that the Tasmanian funnel web spider but has bigger fangs. It is believed to be poisonous but how dangerous is not know. Its cousin the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most poisonous spiders in the world so better to be cautious if you come across one in the Blue Tier.