This is a video of a lapwing on the nest, by Shirishkumar Patil, in Melghat Tiger Reserve, India.
From the Times of India:
New spider found in Melghat
18 Nov 2007, 0024 hrs IST
Archana Sharma, TNN
MUMBAI: A new species of spider has been discovered in Amravati’s Melghat Tiger Reserve. The yet unnamed spider is different because of its arch-shaped thorax, which tapers down to two lobes at the posterior end.
The one centimetre-long insect was found during an extensive study conducted recently by a group of 30 research students from Amravati University and Nature Conservation Society. It was found in Sipna wildlife division during an October expedition to record spiders in Melghat.
It took one and a half months to confirm the find. More than 115 species from 19 families have been recorded by the research students.
G N Vankhede, the head of zoology at the university, told TOI, “I have the world literature on spiders and I went through every species to co-relate with our find. But none matched the spider we found. It’s a female spider and a hunt is on for its male counterpart.”
A spider, as G N Vankhede knows, but his interviewer apparently does not, is not an insect, as it has eight, not six, legs.
A new genus and species of Cyphophthalmi (Arachnida: Opiliones) from the north-eastern states of India: here.