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World's Longest-lived Spider Died At 43

Spiders, and bugs in general, aren't usually thought of as very long-lived creatures. That's probably a comfort for arachnophobes, but we've got some bad news for you: there are some eight-legged critters alive today that can live for over 40 years, reports Phys.org. Researchers have confirmed that a trapdoor spider of the species Giaus Villosus, from Western Australia, had survived until the ripe old age of 43 before finally perishing, presumably from old age.
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