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Bark Spider

Caerostris sexcuspidata

Description:

± 23 mm - brown and very well hidden once on a branch or stick - this one ran from its web when it saw me approaching - had to search for it - unbelievably well camouflaged.

Habitat:

Amongst dried out shrubs in garden.

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5 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you Argy, I love this spider! (what spider? right)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Wow. Such good camo - it's hard to tell what is what.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thanks Dan and Karen, was so excited to find this one!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Awesome spot Dez!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Wow! Really looks like a damaged thorn.

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Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Oct 26, 2012
Submitted on Oct 30, 2012

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