The past several days of collecting in the Parque Nacional Del Este of the Dominican Republic have yielded incredible success. In only three days, over half of our 54 target taxa has been processed. We have now found the first eyeless spider ever documented in the Dominican Republic. Dry, coastal scrub forest and extensive pristine limestone cave systems have been the primary habitats scoured thus far. It was in one of these caves, alongside myriad Loxoceles, amblypygids, pholcides and other troglodytes where the blind spider was found. The creature didn’t see us coming! The forest outside the caves is also teaming with life, including the rare genus Nops, in the Caponidae family and a possible new species of scorpion.
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