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Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider

Herennia sp.

Description:

Herennia sp. is commonly known as the ornamental tree trunk spider and is a species of spider in the family Nephilidae native to Asia. It exhibits sexual dimorphism, the female being much larger than the male. It weaves a small web on the trunk of a tree or the wall of a building and is well camouflaged by its dappled colouration.

Habitat:

Seen at a small forest near a river.

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23 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thank you Hema!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

lovely!

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Antonio and Sunny :-)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Lovely... Congrats Satyen!!!

Awesome Satyen,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thank you everyone :-)

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Congratulations! Amazing!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Congratulations ! Well deserved Satyen. It is a beauty.

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thank you guys!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 5 years ago

Congrats !!!! Great spot

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations Wild Things!!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Ashley! Thank you guys :-)

psiboy77
psiboy77 5 years ago

Es Una Hermosa Especie I Love Spiders Gracias por Ayudarme a Cultivarme y a Crecer mas; Esta Pagina es Excelente....Grandiosa Foto

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congrats Satyen

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Wild Things!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats, this beautiful spider has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thank you Armadeus & Despina!

Beautiful spider! Congrats for the spotting!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Great shot Wild Things! Thank you for sharing :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thank you guys! Yes, it is a female Mark. The male is much smaller in size and you can see him in this spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/226...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

What a great-looking spider !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Impressive. I guess this is a fem.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

What a super cool spider! Love it.

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Feb 7, 2016
Submitted on Mar 7, 2016

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