The trap-door spider has furnished me with133 one of the most interesting bits of natural history I have found on the coast.
Just what natural enemy the trap-door spider has I do not know.
Talking of the ant-lion reminds one of another excavator, still more familiar to Cape colonists, the trap-door spider.
It is called the trap-door spider, from the curious way in which it protects the entrance to its nest.
The same book tells why the trap-door spider usually builds on a slope.
Fig. 20 shows the nest of the trap-door spider, so called from the construction of its nest.
Many tell us that the tarantula has a lid on the top of his house, but this is incorrect, as that belongs to the trap-door spider.
We frequently noticed, in the deep spongy moss over which we walked, the nests of a trap-door spider.