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Mirror Spider

Thwaitesia

Description:

There is an interesting article on this spider and I have attached the reference of the same to this spotting. As per the same: This spider’s decorative patterning may seem like a dead give away to predators. But for those looking to feast on the Thwaitesia, the hunt might result in confusion and failure. “Like a disco ball with lots of different mirrors,” reflective splotches on this spider’s abdomen probably “scatter light and make it difficult for predators to see it,” says Robert Whyte, an honorary researcher in arachnology at the Queensland Museum, who’s currently co-authoring a field guide to Australian spiders.

Habitat:

Seen at a small forest.

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2 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thank you Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

It almost looks like the spider's body is covered in dewdrops. Cool spotting

Wild Things
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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 4, 2019
Submitted on Feb 5, 2020

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