Spiders of the genus Ero are also known as "pirate spiders" since they prey on other spider species for their food. Identification of Ero cambridgei is helped by the two small tubercules on its back. Note also the long spines alternating with the shorter spines on the tibia and meta tarsus of the front pair of legs. The females wrap their eggs in a sac, which they then suspend on stalks and abandon. The photo is of a preserved specimen of a female. The overall length of this spider is around 3 mm for the female and 2.5 mm for the male.
|Head and chelicerae of a male Ero cambridgei||Head and chelicerae of a female Ero cambridgei||Left Pedipalp (male sexual organ) of Ero cambridgei|
|Epigyne (female sexual organ) of Ero cambridgei||Spinnerets of a male Ero cambridgei||Tarsal claw (2) of a male Ero cambridgei|
|Tibial spines on leg 1 of a female Ero cambridgei||Pedipalp of a female Ero cambridgei|