in spring, and in early summer

Pisaura lama (Pisauridae) [Japanese name : azuma kishida-gumo]

IllustThe spider is a swift hunter, living on the ground and in grass.

The females carry large egg sacs around in their jaws.

Later, on the tips of plants, they spin a substantial nursery web in which

the young hatch.

The length is 10-13 mm.

It is found on the four main islands of Japan - namely, Hokkaido, Honshu,

Shikoku, and Kyushu.


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