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A Kanthan Cave Trapdoor Spider (Liphistius kanthan) darts from beneath its camouflaged trapdoor to catch a small insect that has tripped a sensory thread, Gua Kanthan, Perak, Malaysia. The spider is endemic to Gua Kanthan and rated Critically Endangered by IUCN because of the cave's proximity to a limestone quarry.
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