|9 genera, c. 120 species|
Trapdoor Spiders are members of the spider family Ctenizidae. They dig a small burrow in the forest floor, and covers it with a dirt trapdoor.The spider lurks in its burrow with the door half-open, until something to eat walks by without knowing that the spider is watching. Then the trapdoor spider pounces, drags the prey into its trap, and slams the trapdoor shut.
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- Ganeri, Anita (2000). Jungle Animals Over 100 Questions and Answers to Things You Want to Know. Dubai, U.A.E. .