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Mygale Hentzii

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MYGALIDÆ

This family includes the largest known spiders. The body is usually very hairy and dark-colored. Most species have only four spinnerets; and one pair of these are long, and are turned up behind the abdomen. They have four air-sacs under the front of the abdomen, instead of two, as other spiders. Their mandibles are very large, and work up and down, instead of sidewise. The eyes are collected together on the front of the head. They live only in warm countries. Specimens from South America are exhibited in every natural history museum. The figure represents Mygale Hentzii, a species living in Arizona and Texas.

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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