Image: Trapdoor Spider Burrow with dry leaf litter and triplines

Trapdoor Spider Burrow with dry leaf litter and triplines

In drier regions, Trapdoor Spiders disguise their burrows with doors made of dry leaf litter. They weave twig 'triplines' into the burrow's rim and leap out from under the door when prey walk over the triplines.

Photographer:
Mike Gray
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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