Family – Agelenidae

(Funnel Web Spiders)

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The family agelenidae, made up of by funnel-web spiders, has around 500 species. These spiders are the most 'sociable' of spiders. They build, as the name implies, funnel-webs to catch their prey. Their sociable trait is defined by the fact that there are many cases in which multiple spiders share a nest and food.

 

Author: Mehtab B.

 

Photo Credit: Dr. Lee Ostrom's Hobo Spider Images Licence as stated on Dr. Ostrom's website website May 20, 2005