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The Two-Striped Telamonia Spider (cont.)

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Telamonia Dimidiata

Two-Striped Telamonia

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The facts are still the facts. You will find no "Dr. Beverly Clark" in any database of real physicians, nor a "Journal of the United Medical Association" on any list of legitimate scientific publications. Nor has a spate of inexplicable deaths been reported in North Florida.

There is a restaurant chain called Olive Garden with locations in North Florida, but no mysterious fatalities have occurred at any of those.

Telamonia dimidiata

Lastly, as I noted above, there is an actual species of spider known as the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata). According to entomologists, it's a jumping spider native to parts of Asia, and quite harmless. Given that its natural habitat is the rain forest — a damp though not particularly cold or dark environment — it seems unlikely the Telamonia would find the undersides of porcelain toilet rims a hospitable place to dwell.

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Last updated: 05/25/14

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