Carparachne

Carparachne belongs to the huntsman spider family of Namibia, having two species at present as per records of September 2019.

Carparachne Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Cartwheel (Carparachne aureoflava) Carparachne alba

Physical Description & Identification

Adults

Size: Spiders of this genus are approximately 20mm (0.78 inches) long.  

Scientific Classification

Color: They have a light grey body with markings of black on the abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: There is no identifying characteristic, and the feature may differ from one species to the other.

Eggs

The females lay the eggs within the burrows where they dwell.

Spiderlings

They are cared for by their mother until maturity, after which they disperse to be on their own.

The Web

Species of this genus do not make webs to capture prey.

Are Species of the Carparachne Genus Venomous

Their bite could be slightly venomous though it is not known to cause harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately two years
Distribution Parts of Namibia
Habitat Sand dunes
Predators Pompilid wasps
Diet Insects

Did You Know

  • R.F. Lawrence described this genus for the first time in the year 1962.
  • The Golden wheel spider (Carparachne aureoflava) uses a cartwheeling motion while moving about in the hot and sandy regions where they dwell.

Image Credits: alchetron.com

Carparachne belongs to the huntsman spider family of Namibia, having two species at present as per records of September 2019.

Carparachne Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Cartwheel (Carparachne aureoflava) Carparachne alba

Physical Description & Identification

Adults

Size: Spiders of this genus are approximately 20mm (0.78 inches) long.  

Color: They have a light grey body with markings of black on the abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: There is no identifying characteristic, and the feature may differ from one species to the other.

Eggs

The females lay the eggs within the burrows where they dwell.

Spiderlings

They are cared for by their mother until maturity, after which they disperse to be on their own.

The Web

Species of this genus do not make webs to capture prey.

Are Species of the Carparachne Genus Venomous

Their bite could be slightly venomous though it is not known to cause harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately two years
Distribution Parts of Namibia
Habitat Sand dunes
Predators Pompilid wasps
Diet Insects

Did You Know

  • R.F. Lawrence described this genus for the first time in the year 1962.
  • The Golden wheel spider (Carparachne aureoflava) uses a cartwheeling motion while moving about in the hot and sandy regions where they dwell.

Image Credits: alchetron.com

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