This is colonial spider, building large sac like webs. Each nest contains many individuals including young ones. Members of the colony cooperate with each other in building the web, its repair, prey capture. The sac is formed of a sticky silk and any bee or fly coming into contact with these can never escape. The sac or nest has a number of holes on its surface, when disturbed spiders immediately withdrew into the holes of the nest. As the younger generation grows up, the older member's die or some of them go off to found another colony. Though not common in Kerala it is found central Kerala and abundantly in dry areas of the state.