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Ladybird spider (female)

Eresus cinnaberinus (female)

Description:

Spider vs. ants

Habitat:

Mediterranean, dry, sandy meadow


No species ID suggestions

6 Comments

Jopy
Jopy 4 years ago

No, they had fight about 5-6 min., than spider escaped in hole in ground...it was very interesting to watch it :)

AlanThornhill
AlanThornhill 4 years ago

Did the ants kill it?

Jopy
Jopy 4 years ago

I think you're right, Thank you very much, Alan :)

AlanThornhill
AlanThornhill 4 years ago

Maybe an Eresus female? See -
http://www.araneae.unibe.ch/gallery/phot...

Jopy
Jopy 4 years ago

Thank you, will try to find which species obtains in my area...

MaconHoover
MaconHoover 4 years ago

It may be a funnel web spider

Croatia

Lat: 43.92, Long: 15.69

Spotted on May 31, 2014
Submitted on May 31, 2014

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