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Trap-door Spider

Liphistius malayanus


Extremely difficult to see its lair (last image) as it is very well camouflaged. The only giveaway is the "strands" that run out from the entrance out. I figure those are the tripwires that alerts the spider of a potential prey. The spider strikes at great speeds. The human eye only registers a blur of black coming out, grabbing the prey and disappearing back into it's lair.

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Spotted on Mar 21, 2009
Submitted on Aug 23, 2011

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