Leaf curling sac spider

Leaf curling sac spider, Credit: Sankax CC BY-NC 2.0

striped-fishing-dock-spider-dan-schneider_cutout_v3Description: A medium-sized sac spider. Female from 5.5 – 8.7 millimetres, male from 4.4 to 7.4 millimetres. The cephalothorax is mid-brown, darker around the eyes. The chelicerae are very dark. The light brown abdomen has a dark central stripe tapering towards the back.

Habitat: Wet meadows and along streams, especially in long grasses.

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Leaf curling sac spider, Credit: Tom Murray CC BY-NC-ND 1.0

Leaf curling sac spider, Credit: Eileen Miller CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Leaf curling sac spider, Credit: Eileen Miller CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Range: Across Canada.

Seasonality: Early spring to early fall

Trivia: The female creates a nesting chamber by twice folding a blade of grass, holding it in place with silk. Within this she spins a silken cocoon for her eggs, and usually stays with them in the chamber until she dies.