Dienipus Species in Tellus | World Anvil


A tiny spider that lives at the frostline high up on mountain slopes.

Basic Information


With eight legs, like most spiders, Dienipus enjoys the fruits of a very unique defense system.

Biological Traits

Dienipus silk is known to be one of the strongest materials on Tellus

Genetics and Reproduction

Once the egg sac has been fertilized and begins to hatch, all of the mother Dienipus' children crawl and climb and jump right up onto her back and abdomen. She totes them around like this for two weeks as they grow.

Ecology and Habitats

Dienipus lives at the very edge or above the frostline, high upon mountain slopes. They descend quite a ways on gossamer balloons of shimmering silk, riding the air currents so prevalent in mountainous regions. They hunt their prey all day, keeping their bounty in a web sac upon the backs of their abdomen as they make their trek back to the frost line; back to home, and to safety.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Dienipus feeds on aphids, gnats, mosquitos, and other small insects and pests.

Additional Information

Social Structure

They are very solitary.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Worldwide, on mountaintops

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Dienipus is no more perceptive than your average arachnoid creture.

Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms

The tiny little spiders often find shelter within yeti caves
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
Arachnoid Polaris
lowland spiders in taiga biomes
Twelve years
Conservation Status
This species is not endangered
Average Height
Average Weight
Too light to weigh
Average Length
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Brown to black
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