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Eresus sandaliatus  (Martini & Goeze, 1778) (Ladybird Spider)
≤ 1900   1901-1979   1980-2005   2006 ≤
Description: Compact, cribellate species living in vertical, tubular web extending 5-10 cm in to the ground with bluish or yellowish cribellate web extending from the upper end of the tube and serving as the prey catching part. It is the striking red colouration of the male's abdomen with the six black spots that has given the spider its common name, as the female is uniformly black. Size: Female 8-16 mm; male 6-11 mm.

Genus: Eresus Walckenaer, 1805.

Family: Eresidae C. L. Koch, 1851 (Velvet Spiders).
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