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Pear-shaped Leucauge

Opadometa fastigata

Description:

Translucent orange thorax banded by blacks towards the half end of its legs might remind the finders to keep off as this may warn us of its venom potency. Found understorey of the forest, its was still on its initial stage of building the orb. Comb-like extra spine hairs may augment sensitivity to prey vibrations



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11 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a day ago

Congratulations.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a day ago

Congratulations KdonGalay !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a day ago

Well deserved congratulations.

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a day ago

Congrats

Congratulations.

Congratulations KdonGalay , your Pear-shaped Leucauge,Opadometa fastigata, has been voted Project Noah’s Spotting of the Week,by the Ranger team!


This pear-shaped leucauge, opadometa fastigata, has been voted Project Noah’s spotting of the week! This spider was spotted by KdonGalay in the Philippines on January 6, 2019.

Characterized by curved hairs and a pear-shaped abdomen, both of which are clearly visible in this close-up photograph of the spider.

KdonGalay describes how this spider was beginning to build it’s new web. The pear-shaped leucauge's web is typically greater than a meter in diameter for capturing prey!

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Wonderfully crisp shot ! Nice shot of the curved hairs. Thanks.

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing.

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 2 weeks ago

Thanks Ma'am Lauren, that may be adaptively modified for extra sensor

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful! That fringe is really interesting!

KdonGalay
Spotted by
KdonGalay

Philippines

Lat: 14.71, Long: 121.08

Spotted on Jan 6, 2019
Submitted on Jul 6, 2019

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