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Spitting spider (female with eggs)

Scytodes sp.

Description:

3 mm long spitting spider (so called because they 'spit' a gummy substance to immobilize their prey) guarding her eggs

Habitat:

Under a rock


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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Hehe, now there's a thought!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Yeah, I was thinking this spider might take after llamas!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Interesting thought Jacob! I've not found any mention of it online or in my guide but I guess it would make sense.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Cool! Do they spit in defense, too?

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Columbia, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.62, Long: -87.05

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2012

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