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Eresus cinnaberinus (female)
Spider vs. ants
Mediterranean, dry, sandy meadow
No, they had fight about 5-6 min., than spider escaped in hole in ground...it was very interesting to watch it :)
Did the ants kill it?
I think you're right, Thank you very much, Alan :)
Maybe an Eresus female? See -http://www.araneae.unibe.ch/gallery/phot...
Thank you, will try to find which species obtains in my area...
It may be a funnel web spider
Spotted on May 31, 2014 Submitted on May 31, 2014