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Euprosthenopsis pulchella (sheetwebber spider)

You can find this spider among the low shrubs and bushes in the Reserve.   They usually build their nest close to the ground and can easily be seen when covered with early morning dew.


These spiders carry their egg sacs by means of their jaws and pedipalps*. When the eggs are about to hatch, the mother spider will build a nursery “tent”, put her egg sac inside and mount guard outside.

*Pedipalps (commonly shortened to palps or palpi) are the second pair of appendages.

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Dark sheetwebber spider