Wyre Forest Study Group


March, 2019

Laceweb Spider (Coelotes spp)

Andrew Curran spotted this large Laceweb Spider under a stone in Town Coppice. It is likely to be Coelotes atropus. The female builds a tunnel-shaped web in which she lays her eggs. The spiderlings stay with her until the end of the summer sharing her prey until she dies; then they eat her before dispersing!

Laceweb Spider - © Andrew Curran

Laceweb Spider, Town Coppice, 23 March 2019

© Andrew Curran