New ‘Albino’ Spider Found in Australia

Along came an albino spider — and it’s shocked scientists in Australia.

I nearly fell over when I saw its white head, Mark Harvey, senior curator at the Western Australian Museum, said via email.

The new-found trapdoor spider isn’t a true albino, since it still has some pigment—its body is brown, like those of other trapdoor spiders.

But the 1.2-inch-wide (3-centimeter-wide) arachnid has been dubbed the albino trapdoor spider until it’s formally described as a new species — via

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