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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MALE "MONEY SPIDER"



This 3mm long spider was sitting on our kitchen ceiling tonight.

Commonly known (at least in Britain) as a "Money Spider" (as if it runs around your hand, legend has it that it's spinning you new clothes, meaning financial wealth), it is more often known worldwide as a "Sheet weaver" or a Lyniphid spider.
The Lyniphids are over 550 genera strong, with over 4300 species identified world wide, and probably more than that still to be identified. You'll therefore forgive me, I'm sure if I just call our Lyniphid spider, a Money Spider, and leave it at that!

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