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Eresus kollari (Eresidae) Causse Méjean, France. Sep 25, 2016. Eresus kollari,Fall,France,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Eresus kollari (Eresidae)

Causse Méjean, France. Sep 25, 2016.

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  1. Female velvet spiders exhibit a remarkable type of maternal care unique among arachnids. Upon the birth of her brood, the mother spider liquefies her internal organs and regurgitates this material as food. Once her capability to liquefy her insides is exhausted, the young sense this and consume the mother! Posted 3 years ago
    1. That's one hell of a mother! And seriously, it looks like one of the most beautiful spiders I've ever seen. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I agree! And it was so cooperative too. I was able to pick it up, put it on a different rock with a prettier background, poke it so that it would move its legs, and it just sat there for a good long while! Posted 3 years ago
      1. Neat video! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Splendid!
    Congrats on great find!
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! It was the highlight of my weekend! Posted 3 years ago

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''Eresus kollari'' is a spider species in the family Eresidae. It is one of the three species into which ''Eresus cinnaberinus'' or ''Eresus niger'' has been divided.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Sep 27, 2016. Captured Sep 25, 2016 14:27 in Drigas, 48150 Hures-la-Parade, France.
  • DMC-TZ70
  • f/6.3
  • 10/8000s
  • ISO800
  • 4.3mm