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Drymusa capensis

[= Loxosceles valida]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata > Arachnida > Araneae > Araneomorpha > Family: Drymusidae

A large species with a body length of 15 mm and a legspan of about 100mm that occurs in webs in dark recesses. Endemic to the Western Cape. Found, for instance, in indigenous forest at Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula.

Drymusa capensis. [image N. Larsen ] Drymusa capensis. [image N. Larsen ]

Text by Norman Larsen