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ULOBORIDAE - Feather-legged Spiders

The hackled orbweavers (family Uloboridae) have the special distinction of being non-venomous spiders. Their lack of poison glands is a secondary evolved trait.

All members of this family produce a feathery, fuzzy silk called cribellate (or hackled) silk. These spiders do not use an adhesive on their orb webs, but rather the very fine fibers on each strand of silk tend to ensnare prey. Hackled orbweaver webs often have a stabilimentum or zig-zag pattern through the center.

Feather-legged Spider Gallery (click to enlarge)

Links

AFROmacro

Biodiversity Explorer

Entomological Society of SA

South African National Survey of Arachnida

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