National Geographic : 1933 Aug
A JACK-IN-THE -BOX SPIDER POUNCES ON HER PREY The spider has just pushed back her cork-type lid and is about to sink her poison fangs into an unfortunate sow bug. The camera has caught the split-second action of a trapdoor spider feeding (see text, page 195, and illustration, opposite page). Photographs ©Lee Passmore SHE DROPS BACK INTO HER NEST WITH AVICTIM Part of the captured sow bug protrudes above thespider. All eight of the appendages or legs radiating from thespider's cephalothorax and two of the breathing sacs on the abdomen arevisible inthis remarkable flash light photograph.