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Foot of Epeira Vulgaris

Foot of Epeira Vulgaris.jpg The common round-web spider, Epeira vulgaris of Hentz (Under Side)ThumbnailsFoot of Attus MystaceusThe common round-web spider, Epeira vulgaris of Hentz (Under Side)ThumbnailsFoot of Attus MystaceusThe common round-web spider, Epeira vulgaris of Hentz (Under Side)ThumbnailsFoot of Attus Mystaceus

The legs are used chiefly for running, jumping, and climbing; but the front pair serve often as feelers, being held up before the body while the spider walks steadily enough on the other six. One or both of the hinder legs are used to guide the thread in spinning; the spider at the same time walking or climbing about with the other six or seven. The legs are seven-jointed; and on the terminal joint are three claws ( A, B, C) and various hair and spines.

Author
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Structure and Habits of Spiders, by James Henry Emerton
Published in 1883
Keywords
Spiders
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