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LADYBIRD SPIDEREresus cinnaberinus (Kollari)©omeuceu
Males are up to 11 mm long, females can reach up to 20 millimetres (0.79 in). Males have a black prosoma and a strikingly red opisthosoma with four black dots (sometimes with white lining), resembling a Ladybird.  The black legs have white stripes, the hind legs are partly red.  Females are black with some white hairs, only the front is sometimes  yellow.
It prefers sunny, dry locations and is widely distributed in Central and Southern Europe.
These spiders live in up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long underground  tubes with a diameter of about one centimetre. On top they are much  wider and lined with cribellate silk. Many webs can usually be found in the same place, sometimes up to ten on a single square metre. E. cinnaberinus mainly catches millipedes and beetles. Males walk around during  September, searching for females. If it finds one, it lives with the  female in her tube, and they feed from the same web.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eresus_kollari
Other posts:
Black Widow Spider
Jumping Spider Vision
Cobalt Tarantula

LADYBIRD SPIDER
Eresus cinnaberinus (Kollari)
©omeuceu

Males are up to 11 mm long, females can reach up to 20 millimetres (0.79 in). Males have a black prosoma and a strikingly red opisthosoma with four black dots (sometimes with white lining), resembling a Ladybird. The black legs have white stripes, the hind legs are partly red. Females are black with some white hairs, only the front is sometimes yellow.

It prefers sunny, dry locations and is widely distributed in Central and Southern Europe.

These spiders live in up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long underground tubes with a diameter of about one centimetre. On top they are much wider and lined with cribellate silk. Many webs can usually be found in the same place, sometimes up to ten on a single square metre. E. cinnaberinus mainly catches millipedes and beetles. Males walk around during September, searching for females. If it finds one, it lives with the female in her tube, and they feed from the same web.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eresus_kollari

Other posts:

Black Widow Spider

Jumping Spider Vision

Cobalt Tarantula

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