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Decorative Silver Orb Spider

Leucauge decorata (Blackwall) 1864

Description:

A medium to large, slender orb weaver with a silver back or upper surface of the abdomen and a striped green underneath of the abdomen, a long separation between the spinerets and the rear end of the abdomen, found in low vegetation, often grasses, from about 30cm to 2m above the ground in a slanted web inclined at about 15-30 degrees off the horizontal. The female stays in the web during the day.

Habitat:

Low shrubs in shaded and moist environments.

Notes:

They are about more than twice longer then body length. The size of body without legs is about 15mm. The venom of this kind of spider is considered not harmful to human.

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Shiva
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Shiva

Telangana, India

Spotted on Sep 30, 2018
Submitted on Oct 2, 2018

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