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Description:

Absolutely covered in tiny offspring. It took a while for us to realise why it was so tubby looking and it wasn't until the flash went off that we could see what was going on

Habitat:

Rural village below the cloud forest.

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8 Comments

AshleyBradford
AshleyBradford 9 years ago

So cool and creepy at the same time!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

in a first look it seem to me that the spider has a crusty back, in the second look...uauwuu!amazing shots,beautiful animal and very rare situation,congratulations

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Still after an id for our mother-spider

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Hi Karen. It's quite something isn't it? I know this sort of behaviour isn't very unusual and you can find more information about wolf spider behaviour here.
http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/australian.........
I know this one isn't Australian, but the information is sound.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

The parental care of spiders, bugs & other arthropods never ceases to amaze me - & puts many of the human species to shame!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Hi Annvan & textless. Yes, quite a sight. Must be hundreds of the little ones. I wonder what happens to the female?

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Fascinating! ... And puts a whole new light on parenthood!! :-)

textless
textless 9 years ago

Wow! A truly amazing sight.

SantaLuciaReserve
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Parroquia Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 17, 2011
Submitted on Nov 17, 2011

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