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British Spiders E.F. Staveley

British Spiders

E.F. Staveley

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230224541
Paperback
80 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... into two branches,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... into two branches, toothed at the outer side, and running each to a point near the lateral eyes. The yellow part is thickly covered with hairs. The abdomen, also, is hairy. At about one-third of its length a round dark red-brown spot occurs, which, after a considerable interval, is followed by a diminishing series of short transverse bands of the same colour. The sides are faintly streaked and spotted. The breastplate is reddish-brown, and a broad band of the same colour runs down the under side of the abdomen. The spinnerets of the lower pair are united. The legs and female palpi are hairy and yellowish. The length of the female is J inch. 3. Ergatis latens. (Plate vii. fig. 6 $.) The falces of the male are (as in E. benigna) longer than those of the female, and of a peculiar and irregular form. The cephalothorax is rounded at the face, slopes down behind, and has convergent wrinkles. The colour of the shield is dark brown, with a few white hairs in front. The abdomen is hairy, and is grey, with a long black pattern, much cut at the edges, and pointed at each end, running from base to tip, with pale transverse lines on the hinder part. The sides are very dark. Below, a blackish band runs down the abdomen, and the breastplate, which is dark brown, is clothed with white hairs. The legs and female palpi are short, and of a brown colour. The female is inch long. The habits and web of this spider resemble those of E. benigna, but the cocoons are of a greenish colour. Genus iii. Veleda. Eyes. Iii two crescents, with their ends turned from the face. The middle eyes of the front crescent are rather the largest, and the end eyes the smallest of all. The middle eyes of the hind crescent are rather wider apart than those of the front. Each...