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Long striped spider

Rucinja acuminata

Description:

The colors and patterns of this spider blend well with a dry leaf where it waits to ambush its prey. The two pairs of front legs are armed with spines typical of a crab spider. Head and body total length is 12mm.

Habitat:

It always stays low on grasses close to the ground. Common in open grass lands, forest margins, cultivated land and populated areas.

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Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 9, 2011
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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