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Cellar Spider

Observed: 9th September 2011 By: banstiebanstie’s reputation in Invertebratesbanstie’s reputation in Invertebratesbanstie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cellar Spider
Cellar Spider 1
Cellar Spider 1 2

What is going on here? Male approaching larger female? The following morning I found only the smaller one in the position the larger one has here. Then a day later there was just the larger one. Can't possibly do housework when the life of spiders is more interesting!

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Don't know

Its impossible to say for sure from the photo if the smaller ones a male, but I suspect its just a young one (adult male spiders have larger palps and I can't see evidence of them)