Kiwi research reveals spiders have their own phobias too…

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Arachnophobes rejoice – new research shows the critters you fear the most have their own phobias.

A University of Canterbury researcher said most spiders were terrified of ants and even “run for their lives” in fear of a jumping spider that pretends to be an ant.

Spider and ant expert Dr Ximena Nelson said more than 300 species of spider have evolved to mimic ants other spiders feared.

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