Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Chiasmopes
Family: Pisauridae (Arachnida)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
lineatus
NOTES

A diurnal, free living spider with a slender body and long legs and a long narrow abdomen. They make sheet webs in the vegetation at night. The female makes a spherical egg case which she carries in the chelicerae hanging below the body. Just before the eggs hatch the female attaches the egg case to a twig and encloses it in a web which she guards. The spiderlings remain trapped in this nursery for 1-2 instars until they bite their way out.


AUTHORITY
(Pocock, 1898)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Spider (8 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Pale grey with a white stripe on the carapace which extends between the eyes as a tuft of hairs. There is a dark brown stripe on either side of the white. The abdomen has faint brown chevron markings
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Nursery web spider
Spider
Habitat
NOTES: Found running on the ground in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
A harmless spider
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Spencerella lineata



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