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Velvet Spider

Loureedia annulipes


A beautiful spider covered with colorful velvet markings. Very rare in the area.


It was found in an area near my home in Surman, Libya. It lives underground and


Being a velvet spider that lives underground, the genus was named after musician Lou Reed, lead singer of the group Velvet Underground. L. annulipes was formerly considered a member of Eresus.

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago


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صبراتة‎, النقاط الخمس, Libya

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Jun 9, 2015

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