Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya)

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Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya)

Post by Daniel D Dye » July 8th, 2015, 6:30 pm

I received my first special permit to search for various spider species in Torreya State Park in 2010. My brother, Mike, stayed with me at the Yurt in August of 2010. We found most target species except for trapdoor spiders. Now, fast forward to present time...Finally my son, Michael, and I find this beautiful female Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya) in Gadsden County, Florida.

ImageTrapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

ImageTrapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

ImageTrapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

ImageTrapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

Daniel

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Re: Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya)

Post by BillMcGighan » July 9th, 2015, 4:47 am

That... is just to cool.
I don't believe I've ever seen the abdomen before... interesting.

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Re: Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya)

Post by Fieldnotes » July 16th, 2015, 2:22 pm

Greats shots, and cool subject too; almost as cool as an Ensatina :thumb:

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