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Drag tail Spider

Arachnura melanura


"Now, where are the blue and green rangers when we need them?" Three different color morphs of Drag tail spider.


Usually found around shaded area in small patches forest.

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Drag tail spider
Arachnura melanura Arachnura melanura

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36 Comments (1–25)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

What a brilliant spotting ! Amazing and amusing -Thanks for sharing this Shekainah. Must read about them.

staccyh 8 years ago

These are great, I've never seen them before!

ceejayalyssa 9 years ago

different colors in one picture. good job!

drpalombella 9 years ago

Great work! Thanks for sharing.

@drpalombella fortunately this spiders are very cooperative that I was able to place them together on the leaf them place them back to their respective web.

drpalombella 9 years ago

I have to ask: Were these three found together, or did you somehow pose them? Beautiful picture!

JorgeSilva2 9 years ago


MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


namitha 9 years ago

Your spottings are awesome shekainah, you keep amazing me. Superb spotting!

@ Harsha Singh, yes I found another one with different color but I'm taking some time till it matures if there are changes in its features.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Wow. Three different colors! Do they exist in other colors too?

Indeed JeffCrocombe, the yellow one is very common the albino and the red appeared just recently.

JeffCrocombe 9 years ago

Seriously cool spider!

Thanks EJ, Telse and Adarsha for the complement.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Wow! 3 in one..Beautiful package!

Telse 9 years ago

A Family Picnic! Nice.

EJ 9 years ago

Nice siting! I have never seen a spider like that!!

Thanks Atul , I again spotted one more morph of this , I'll upload it later.

Atul 9 years ago

Lovely !

Thanks for the ID Argy Bee.

KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot!

Wonderful !

harsuame 9 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Awesome shot!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Such a good picture!

Lungsod ng Roxas, Kanlurang Kabisayaan, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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