TIL of a spider that presents from behind a tough, flat, circular shield resembling the cover of a manhole. The ravine trapdoor spider is the common name of a rare, oddly shaped North American spider. This spider looks as though the end of its abdomen, rear segment of the body, had been sliced off.

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  1. *Ravine trapdoor spiders pass most of their lives in their burrows. At maturity, males leave their burrows to search for a mate. The female hangs her eggs in a sac inside the burrow. The male dies shortly after mating. Females have been known to live for 12 years.*

    As a male I find this and extremely depressing life cycle….

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