Discoveries

Another new species from French Guiana

The discovery of an additional new species form the Roche-la-Virginie (French Guiana) has been published in the journal Zootaxa. The new species is a spider that is adapted to the microhabitat created by the leaves of Bromelias, hence its name…


BINCO describes a new species of opilionid

In 2008 BINCO carried out a biodiversity survey of the inselberg ‘Savanna Roche Virginie’ in French Guiana. We discovered several invertebrate species new to science. One of the species we describe is a cypthothalmid, a small litter inhabiting…


Critically endangered spider found in ‘Haachts broek’

Last summer we discovered an endangered spider In the ‘Haachts broek’ in Haacht . The spider has been named Drassyllus praeficus. This spider belongs to the family of the hunting ground spiders. Most members of this family are benthic creatures and…


Atypus affinis at Hooiberg

During an inventory of moths at the ‘Hooiberg’ (Haacht, Belgium) we spotted this male Purseweb spider (Atypus affinis). This protected species belongs to the Mygalomorphae, a group that also includes the tarantulas. Only two Mygalomorphae species…