Two new spiders have been discovered in the city of Dublin.
Two species of house spiders have now been identified in the capital city.
They are known as the loud house spiders and the common house spiders.
The species of loud house spider have been described as a “greater threat” than previously thought to the city.
The discovery comes after an extensive research project was carried out by scientists from the Department of Zoology and Wildlife.
The project was funded by the Government, and the research team included Dr Richard O’Brien from the University of Limerick and Dr John Kelly from the National Museum of Ireland.
The first detection was made at a farm on the north side of the city in August.
The spiders were identified as the Loud House Spiders of Dublin, which are found in large numbers in Dublin.
A second detection was reported from a house on the city’s south side in January.
This was followed by another two species of the loud spider, which were also discovered.
Dr O’Connor said that the first sighting in Dublin was a bit of a surprise.
“It’s a bit surprising, but we do have a great track record for finding these species,” he said.
“The population numbers are very high in the Dublin area, so we do expect that they will be quite active and potentially in our area.”
The project, which was supported by the Department for Tourism, was also supported by €50,000 from the Natural Heritage Research Council of Ireland (NHRI).
The researchers say that the species of Loud House Spider are active throughout the year and will continue to be an important pest in the coming years.
“This species is an extremely rare species and the only confirmed one in Dublin is located in the County Donegal,” Dr O’Donnell said.