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Epeus indicus guarding its eggs

Epeus indicus


This spider never leaves the nest and guards its eggs. There were 34 eggs in total(We can easily count here). The eggs hatched 7 days after i saw this. The nest was made on the underside of leaf of crape jasmine plant on the lowest of all branches present there(Almost 1.2m from ground). The structure of the nest can be seen in this photo. It has small gaps on all sides so that the spider can easily come out of the nest or enter it from all sides. The nest is built by weaving strides of web one beside the other from one end of the leaf to another.


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Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank u bhargav, adarsha & Yukochartraw..:)

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Amazing. Just amazing!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

First pic gives amazing expressions...Eggs look like pills! Wat an amazing capture Sumukha..Just loved it... 8 years ago


Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks kirsten..:-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank you Laura..:-) I think the spider is telling " Beware..! Dont mess with my eggs"..!

kirstenallen01 8 years ago


LauraMaria 8 years ago

What a fantastic find, Sumukha! I like the first picture, looks like the spider is saying "What are you looking at??" Great set of pics :)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks Atul..:-)

Atul 8 years ago

Awesome spotting Sumukha :)

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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