Trapdoor Spiders
  • medium-sized
  • typically nocturnal
  • construct burrows with a cork-like trapdoor made of soil, vegetation and silk
  • The trapdoor is difficult to see when it is closed because it is camouflaged
  • Prey is captured when insects venture too close to the half-open trapdoor and the spider pops out of its burrow and captures it
  • Enemies include spider wasps