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Woodlouse spider - Red Spider
Dysderidae
Dysdera crocata
Type: Arachnid

Effect: Helper
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Dysderidae Family
Dysdera Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

They are found under logs, rocks or anything else that stays moist all year.

General information about Woodlouse spider - Red Spider :

Shiney red and orange-yellow garden spider.
They eat only woodlice (AKA: potato bugs, pill bugs, rolly-polly bug etc.)

During the day, the Woodlouse spider sleeps in a silk nest. At night, he hunts woodlouse (Potato Bugs).

They have giant fangs, or chelicerae. These are used to pierce the shell of the woolouse.

The woodlouse spider will bite if it's handled too much, and is very painful, but not life-threatening or poisonous.
This creature helps by:
It eats potato bugs, which are a big pest if you have potato bugs.
You can attract this creature by:
Place lots of plywood on the ground in areas that you aren't using. The woodlouse loves areas between the ground and rocks. They will accumulate under the plywood if the ground isn't too dry.

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Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper
Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper - May 09, 2009



Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper
Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper - May 09, 2009



Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper
Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper - May 09, 2009



Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper
Woodlouse spider - Gardening_Helper - May 09, 2009

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