Monday 20 July 2015

Uloborus walckenaerius (Latreille, 1806) - Cyprus

Uloborus walckenaerius is a spider in the family Uloboridae. Like all spiders in this family, they do not have venom glands and kill their prey by crushing with over 140 metres of thread.
Females grow up to 6 mm, males up to 4 mm. It has a dark grey prosoma, covered with white hairs, leaving some dark bands uncovered. The spider lives in warm, open terrain, like heathland, and weaves horizontal cribellate webs close to the ground. Astabilimentum is sometimes present.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Photos Lakatamia,15/7/2015 by George Konstantinou

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