Lives in temperate grasslands, shrub-lands, meadows, and pastures, often in sandy or chalky areas. Usually found in densely woven, silken tubes (or "purses") sealed at both ends. The subterranean tubes, about 10 in (25 cm) long and thickness of small finger, are used as shelter and as tool to capture prey. Main part of tube is in the ground about 5.9-7.9 in (15-20 cm) in length, but it can reach up to about 20 in (50 cm). Part that sticks up above the surface is usually about 2 in (5 cm) in length, and normally located near a tree trunk. Tubes are well camouflaged with sand and various debris.

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