Horrid ground-weaver
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Britain's 'rarest' spider captured on video in Plymouth

A new population of Britain's rarest spider has been found and photographed alive for the first time, conservationists have said.

The horrid ground-weaver has only ever been found at three sites in Plymouth, Devon.

But a fourth population has been found on an industrial site in the Cattedown area of the city, according to charity Buglife.

Conservationists said they were "delighted" with the discovery.

Video footage from John Walters from Buglife.

  • 10 Feb 2016