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The emergence of a mermithid worm from a huntsman spider Heteropoda venatoria was witnessed at Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal.Â It appears to be a first record of the spider family Sparassidae serving as a host for a member of the family Mermithidae.Â
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