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Encyclopedia > Blind spiders

As with other animals, there are some species of cave-dwelling spiders that have lost their ability to see. Examples include:

Some of these species have reduced and largely dysfunctional eyes, whereas others have no eyes at all. The Dictynid spider is a Family of cribellate (hackled band-producing) spiders. ... Genera Nesticus Eidmannella Carpathonesticus The scaffold web spiders of the family Nesticidae, are closely allied with the Theridiidae, or tangle web spiders. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A wolf spider defending its egg sac. ... Diversity 30 genera, 299 species Genera see text The Prodidomidae are a spider family with about 300 species in 30 genera. ... Genera See text Funnel-web tarantulas (family Dipluridae) resemble other mygalomorphs in having downward stabbing fangs and two pairs of booklungs. ... Genera Latrodectus Argyrodes Theridion Steatoda The tangle-web spiders or comb-footed spiders (family Theridiidae) are a large group (over 2000 species in nearly 80 genera) of haphazard web-builders found throughout the world. ...


P. kungwensis does not live in caves, but in termite nests. Families Reticulitermes spp. ...


 
 

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