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Leaf-curling Spider

Phonognatha graeffei


Long legged, pea-sized spider found in a curled leaf inside an orb web


Woodlands and gardens that have leaves and are not too disturbed


These spider get crazy when they are scared and can move fast and be aggressive. Although it is not common to find people who are bitten by them that may be because the spider bites and runs. It is not out to bite but it gets frantic when disturbed. Here we have the leaf as well as the egg sac

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2262, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Aug 29, 2010
Submitted on Dec 18, 2012

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