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Filistata insidiatrix  Forsskål, 1775
Main synonym = Aranea insidiatrix    Forsskål, 1775
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Filistatidae
Crevice Weaver     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
The largest filistatid, this spider is identified by the colour of two of its eyes - they appear white.
Usually found under rocks, in crevices (both man-made and natural) and cave entrances, where it builds irregular webs which have a silken retreat in a cylindrical shape.


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