Uloborus walckenaerius

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Uloborus walckenaerius
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Uloborus walckenaerius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Uloboridae
Genus: Uloborus
Species: U. walckenaerius
Binomial name
Uloborus walckenaerius
Latreille, 1806
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Synonyms

Dysdera fasciata
Veleda lineata
Veleda pallens
Uloborus walckenaerii

Uloborus walckenaerius is a spider in the family Uloboridae. Like all spiders in this family, they do not have venom glands and kill their prey by crushing with over 140 metres of thread.

Females grow up to 6 mm, males up to 4 mm. It has a dark grey prosoma, covered with white hairs, leaving some dark bands uncovered. The spider lives in warm, open terrain, like heathland, and weaves horizontal cribellate webs close to the ground. A stabilimentum is sometimes present.

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Named in honor of Charles Athanase Walckenaer.

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