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Callilepis nocturna
Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Female Callilepis nocturna
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Female Callilepis nocturna.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Female Callilepis nocturna.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Female Callilepis nocturna, side view.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Face of Callilepis nocturna.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Callilepis nocturna from below.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Moon spider Callilepis nocturna
Epigyne.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. May 2007 )


Facts:
Family:
Gnaphosidae
Scientific name:
Callilepis nocturna
Common name:
Moon spider

Ground spider Callilepis nocturna. This spider only eats one thing - ants. It bites them near the antenna, runs away and comes back after a minute when the ant is paralyzed.
 
 
 

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