Tunnelweb spider (2090/2582)

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Tunnelweb spider at the entrance of its silk tunnel. The spider senses movement through a network of silk lines leading from the tunnel, allowing it to lunge at prey which is then dragged into the tunnel.

Scientific name
Porrhothele sp.
Common names
tunnelweb spider
Te Urewera, New Zealand
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