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Orange faced demon spider!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by G. Carnell, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    First of all, thanks to a very respected Greek scorpionologist for the correct common name!!

    its Eresus niger ignicomis if im not mistaken (??? experts???)
    it scared the cr*p out of me when i first found it, as ive been looking in the same area for other insects and stuff for the past 10 years, and this is the first time i have ever seen one!!

    here is the pic:
    it was an angry little bastard...... its the size of a Lycosa sp, one of the big ones, so i didnt want those little fangs in my skin

    it was caught in Southern Corsica in a barren field full of goats, in the same habitat as Latrodectus tredecimgutattus and loads of crab spider species, big ones.


    i also managed to pillage her nest and get about 20-30 babies (less than half.........) as they would probably die anyway........

    and before i get eaten by the spider conservationists, i put her right back where i found her!
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2005
  2. Goanna

    Goanna Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Awesome looking spider. Hows its venom toxicity?
  3. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Absolutly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing... how big was she?
  4. Jakob

    Jakob Arachnoprince Old Timer

    It's adorable!
  5. Tony

    Tony Arachno-pragmatarian Old Timer

  6. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    shes a monster!! at least 3-4 cm from tip to tail

    but they are very clumsy....

    no idea about the venom toxicity
    another pic, in cute mode :p
  7. Scorpendra

    Scorpendra Arachnoprince Old Timer

    that...is one of the cutest spiders i've ever seen! but for some reason, i can't see it the size of a larger lycosa.

    oh, and from what i was able to read on the google search, they are terrestrial, and the males are much smaller and more colorful.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2005
  8. Scorpendra

    Scorpendra Arachnoprince Old Timer

    specifically: males are orange with black and white dots on their abdomen and are under 11 mm.
  9. CedrikG

    CedrikG Arachnoking Old Timer

    what a cute little ball, thx , very nice spider and pics
  10. Melmoth

    Melmoth ArachnoSweetTalker Old Timer

    Thanks for sharing,great looking spider.Just love the colour scheme :D
  11. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer


    Hi, by larger Lycosa i meant Lycosa narbonensis or L.tarantela or however you spell it.

    the abdomen is without a doubt larger than in Lycosa species but the legs are very stubby :)
  12. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Weird! "Weird" is good. I'd really like a couple of those but live in the US. Never have seen one of those.
  13. Cheshire

    Cheshire Arachnoking Old Timer

    Are you going to try and breed them?
  14. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

  15. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

  16. Ythier

    Ythier Arachnoprince Old Timer

    wonderful spider and great photos George :clap:
  17. brigebane

    brigebane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    That is wild, especially the female in contrast to the male.
  18. Cooper

    Cooper Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I have always wanted a large jumper! That is so cool, does anyone know what the largest species of jumper are?
  19. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Eresus is not jumping spiders, they belong to Eresidae.
    The largest jumping spider is suppose to be Phidippus otiosus, around 2cm in bodylength

  20. Ythier

    Ythier Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Btw George, you probably already know it, but be carreful this spider is protected in France/Corsica.
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