‘Number 16’, the world's oldest known spider, has died after a wasp sting. File photo: AFP 

World’s oldest known spider Number 16 dies at 43 after being stung by a wasp

The trapdoor matriarch comfortably outlived the previous record holder, a 28-year-old tarantula found in Mexico

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‘Number 16’, the world's oldest known spider, has died after a wasp sting. File photo: AFP 
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