Monday, April 5, 2021

A magic trapdoor

Awhile ago, James came inside from weed eating the front yard. "Get your camera! I want to show you something really cool," he said. "I've never seen this before." Then he escorted me to the spot. Good eye! He came across the burrow of a trapdoor spider, most likely a Ummidia species, which I have met in the past in our yard. Here's a lovely lady from 2008. These large spiders are closely related to tarantulas. This burrow opening was about the size of a quarter. Such a cool find!



sandy lawrence said...

SO cool! Have never seen one before. Thanks for the excellent view via photos. Checked out your photo from 2008 and I would have taken her for a tarantula.
I have 4 large sacs of golden orb spiders I'm waiting to see hatch in a few weeks. I'm hoping our Deep Freeze did not affect them!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

That’s so awesome about your egg sacs, Sandy!

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