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Hogna radiata

Hogna radiata
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Copyright: Lucas Aguilar (laguilar) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-15
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sany Xacti HD1010
Exposure: f/1.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-22 23:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
I found it between the clothes.

This large spider about an inch in size, is present throughout southern Europe and northern Africa, especially in dry and rocky.

They are consummate predators, they hunt both on the lookout as to race, always on the ground, with the help of his long, powerful legs. Devices are equipped with inoculants of toxic substances with which paralyze their prey before devouring them.

They live in small underground tunnels lined profusely spider, which retain a high degree of humidity, at least compared with the external environment.

The body is robust, light brown or green, the three bands prosoma looks clear, two lateral and central enclosing two dark areas that have very obvious radial lines. The females reach 2.5 cm in size, while those males do not reach 1.8.

Males perform a courtship ritual consisting of the rhythmic movement of the forelegs and pedipalps, while turning over a small area.

The females carry the egg sac attached to his abdomen, and after hatching, which occurs about a month, carried on the abdomen to small mites, which already look like adults, at least two weeks.

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E' una Zoropsis spinimana

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