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1 August 2005 NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A TRAPDOOR SPIDER ANCYLOTRYPA SIMON (ARANEAE, CYRTAUCHENIIDAE) THAT CONSTRUCTS A SPHERICAL BURROW PLUG
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Burrows of an unidentified species of Ancylotrypa Simon from the floodplain of the Nyl River in Limpopo Province, South Africa are described. In addition to constructing a thin trapdoor, members of this species construct a hard, spherical plug or marble from soil particles held together with silk. Burrow structure, the plug and associated behavior are described for the first time.

Astri Leroy and John Leroy "NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A TRAPDOOR SPIDER ANCYLOTRYPA SIMON (ARANEAE, CYRTAUCHENIIDAE) THAT CONSTRUCTS A SPHERICAL BURROW PLUG," The Journal of Arachnology 33(2), 558-561, (1 August 2005). https://doi.org/10.1636/CS04-119.1
Received: 28 December 2004; Published: 1 August 2005
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