Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Uroctea durandi (Latreille, 1809) - Cyprus

Family: Oecobiidae

Uroctea durandi is a Mediterranean spider of about 16mm, dark with five yellow spots on its back. It lives under rocks, where it constructs an upside-down tent-like hanging web about 4 cm in diameter. From each of the six openings two signaling threads protrude; When an insect or millipede touches one of these threads, the spider lunges out of the respective opening and catches its prey. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uroctea_durandi 

Photos at Agros 27/5/2016, by Michael Hadjiconstantis






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