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Hermit Spider

Nephilengys cruentata

Habitat:

Roof of the chicken coop

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Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago
Hermit Spider
Nephilengys cruentata Nephilengys cruentata


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4 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Welcome :) Again, a great spotting!

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

Oh, cute, It has a sister. It was on the roof of the chicken coop. Chamamos de aranha-de-telhado. It has a cone-shaped web. I wanted to remove the cone, for better pictures, but it didn't seem fair, it was scared. and I think it is not easy building a cone of silk. I could not. thanks, tina.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Oh, and the common name "hermit spider" seems to be South African, there might be others that I dont know of :)

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

This is a very cool spotting Kel! I think you have found an African spider in Brazil. This spider was introduced by humans to your continent during the 19th century. Here is an other photo of the specimen found in São Paulo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58397030@N0...
And here is a spotting of its african sister: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/413...
If the web was strong and built in a cone-shape, and the spider (it is a female, the male is very small) was lurking at the base of that cone, then you have an other reason to confirm the ID.

Very happy to see this one! Take care of her, she is far away from home :D

Sckel
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Sckel

Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 17, 2014
Submitted on Jan 17, 2014

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