Bark Spider (Caerostris sexcuspidata) – Magaliesburg

This is a female Bark Spider (Caerostris sexcuspidata) found in Koesterfontein, Magaliesburg. Bark spiders are nocturnal orb-web spiders that construct a large orb web, up to 1.5 metres, stretching from one tree to the next. The abdomen is cryptically coloured and adorned with numerous horny projections and viewed from the rear a definite animal face can be perceived. When she is off her web she retires to a branch and packs her legs tightly next …

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