This video is called National Geographic – Super Spider.
From Scientific American:
Spiders Bug Insect Researchers, Too
Even entomologists can’t stomach some creepy-crawlies
By Rachel Nuwer
December 3, 2013
Retired entomologist Rick Vetter understands that not everyone shares his passion for spiders. But he was surprised to learn that even some of his colleagues, who willingly study six-legged insects, abhor eight-legged arachnids.
Intrigued, Vetter arranged a survey of 41 spider-fearing entomologists. Most of their aversions qualified as a mild dislike, but some ranked as full-blown, debilitating arachnophobia, Vetter reported in American Entomologist. As is common with phobias, many of the scientists traced their fears to a traumatic childhood experience.
Asked to score 30 animals on likability, the respondents ranked spiders 29th. (Only ticks drew more scorn.) Among the reasons given for detesting arachnids: the spiders‘ many legs and the “unsettling” ways they move. “Even filling out the survey creeped me out,” one researcher wrote.
See also here.
- The first segment (scilogs.com)
- ‘Spider school’ defends closure (bbc.co.uk)
- Learn to love the spider this Halloween, urges RSPCA (metro.co.uk)
- Entomologists Invite YOU To the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (entomologytoday.org)
- Are Daddy Long Legs Spiders Poisonous? (wafflesatnoon.com)
- Eight reasons not to be scared of the false widow spider (metro.co.uk)
- ESA Insect Macrophotography Workshop (beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com)