Aranei; Or, Natural History of Spiders, Including the Principal Parts of the Well Known Work on English Spiders

Aranei; Or, Natural History of Spiders, Including the Principal Parts of the Well Known Work on English Spiders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: one of the larger sort of this division. The eyes, which are of the common structure, are black. The legs all hairy, with many coarse hairs and prickles. The thorax very hairy, of an oblong oval shape, blackish, and marked with a brownish strap, or broad longitudinal line, and with a border of the same colour near the legs. The arms hairy and brownish. The holders brownish, and a little hairy. Plate 6, fig. 7, shews another sort, which, whether a variety of the one just described, or a distinct species, I am not able to say. I found one of each fort; the former on the 25th of May, and the latter on the 15th of June. This was like the other in all parts, except the legs, which in this were scarce fasciated. The thoracic ligament was brown, and situated at about the third part, near the abdomen. A brownish oval sharp-pointed spot was conspicuous on the abdomen. SPECIES X.--A. Cuneatus. WEDGE-SPIDER. This was found about the end of May, amongst grass. Plate 5, fig. 2. The eyes as usual. The legs hairy' and bristly, with one or two prickles. The thorax ovate, dusky, marked on the upper projecting part with a whitish strap or line, which is broad and hairy, and sprinkled with various longer hairs looking towards the eyes. On the edge, next the legs, is a whitish margin. The abdomen ovate, pretty uniformly hairy, is extremely well distinguished from other species, "by a black longitudinal wedge, surrounded by a white border. The wedge is obtuse towards the anterior parts, and sharp towards the anus. A fasciculus of long hairs on the upper part, gives the resemblance of a V. where the abdomen joins the thorax. The V. itself is composed of black hairs, whitish on the inner part. The arms have hairs of an unequal length, and some prickles. more

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