Page last updated at 04:43 GMT, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 05:43 UK

On the trail of the tube web

Advertisement

Exotic species of spider are making their homes in the UK, scientists say.

They believe that arachnids arriving in imports of food and plants are now able survive and spread thanks to our increasingly mild climate.

The tube web spider has been on the move throughout the UK.

Stuart Hine, from the Natural History Museum, goes on the hunt for this "aggressive" invader.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific