Spider Burrows – Jill Don

Spiders adorn their burrow entrances with some fantastic creations. They utilise whatever vegetable matter is nearby, and line the structure with silk. The above-ground palisade may be a ‘hide’ from which prey is captured. Some sources suggest the structure may also protect against overland flow in heavy rain.

It is difficult to connect a burrow structure with a particular species. Entrance size of palisades is a guide. Wishbone spiders build something lower and more open, with a visible silken entrance

The following may be candidate genera or species for the structures in the images.

Detailed information is available from the Queensland Museum website:

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