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Drag Tail Spider

Arachnura melanura


A very bright yellow spider that mimics a dead leaf. Total body length is 2cm. I found out that it is more active at night.


I found it on our eggplant garden.


Thanks to ChunXingWong for the ID.

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Yup, really crazy, thought at first it was a scorpion. Thanks zapabio.

zapabio 8 years ago

Wow, what a crazy one !!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Great photos of this amazing critter. Congratulations.

Thanks kuya Noel.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Amazing find Shekainah!!! Mabuhay!

@ Sumukha Javagal, well the web is not really a neat one, the silk goes in random with no significant direction decorated with wrapped dead prey remains. Maybe because the garden where he inhabits is constantly disturbed by human presence.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago


Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Very beautiful series Shekainah

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Yes. I saw your post in facebook. Nice to see a full grown spider of this kind. Did u get to see its fully built web?

Thankz Sumukha Javagal, I got the ID from your similar spotting through ChunXingWong.

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

what an odd looking spider. brilliant!

Thanks OnengDyah, this my latest picture and what I,m holding is yet an unknown sub-species of paradise snake.

OnengDyah 8 years ago

Cute...( hi are change your picture profile..i love so pretty and cute..)

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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