Fri 20/07/2018

Found this half-sized Segestria on the wall outside the front door today. It seemed a bit wiped out, and didn’t stir even when I knocked it off on to the windowsill.

Spider Segestria florentina
Spider Segestria florentina

It shows up one of the interesting features about this species, which hides in crevices in walls and leaps out at passing prey. The back legs are more-or-less incidental; six of the legs point forwards and are used for grasping the prey. Here is the view you would see – briefly – if you were such an unfortunate …

Spider Segestria florentina
Spider Segestria florentina

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