Sheet weaver Coelotes atropos

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Length Female 9-12 mm; Male 7-9 mm.

Description Red head, thorax and legs with a light brown abdomen with a central cardiac mark.

Similar Species C. atropos is very similar to C. terrestris,

Photo ID not usually possinle due to similars

Life Cycle Females lay eggs in the tube shaped web and the spiderlings stay with their mother once hatched, feeding on the same prey. At the end of the season the mother dies and is eaten by juveniles

Habitat This species lives under stones and logs where it builds a tube-shaped web.

Coelotes 26242



Coelotes 26241