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Social Spider

Stegodyphus sarasinorum


Stegodyphus is a genus of spiders in the family Eresidae. These are social spiders and many spiders together build a big web which sometimes covers a bush or even a lamp post in some parts of India. They even feed communally. You can see the spider with a prey in this spotting. The second pic shows the typical web of the social spiders, although they can get much bigger than this.


Seen at a small forest near a river.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 4 years ago

Added a pic that shows the typical web of the social spiders.

Wild Things
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Wild Things

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on May 8, 2016
Submitted on Jun 5, 2016

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