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Beautiful Dark Deliochus moulting

Deliochus pulcher

Description:

Will somebody pull this wetsuit off please?
About 12mm body length this spider is trying to shed an old skin with only the legs yet to be extricated. Pic 2 is correct orientation so gravity may be an imprtant factor.

Habitat:

On eucalyptus branches in a local nature reserve. Gilmour Park.

Notes:

Colours might be temporary?
family: ARANEIDAE
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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4 Comments

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 5 years ago

Interesting shots!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks guys. I didn't think much at the time - one of those discover it later things.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

A great photo Mark!

Vinny
Vinny 5 years ago

What a photo!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 18, 2015
Submitted on Feb 19, 2015

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