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  Comb-footed Spider (Chrysso sp)





Comb-footed Spider | Chrysso sp photo
Comb-footed Spider. Am I imagining things - does this spider have a partly transparent body?

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COMB-FOOTED SPIDER FACTS

Description
The Comb-footed Spider has a mottled light brown body.

Size
8mm

Habitat
build untidy tangle webs against walls and among leaves on trees and shrubs. The web may include a curled leaf as a retreat for the spider.

Food
insects caught in the tangled web

Breeding
The female constructs several white silk egg sacs, which are secured within the web retreat. The female stays with the eggs until they hatch. The spiderlings then disperse. The spiders mature during summertime and live for about two years.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Theridiidae
Genus:Chrysso
Species:sp
Common Name:Comb-footed Spider