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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sheet Lace Weaver - Coelotes likely atropos

Coelotes 26251

Size: Female 9-12 mm; male 7-9 mm. Red head, thorax and legs with a light brown abdomen with a central cardiac mark. C. atropos is very similar to C. terrestris 
The female lays eggs in the tube shaped web and the spiderlings stay with their mother once hatched, feeding on the same prey. At the end of the season the mother dies and is eaten by her offspring. 

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