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Poltys elevatus

Poltys elevatus

Description:

Saw this 'Twig' looking Spider during a night walk. It has constructed its webbing to catch its prey, our lights attracted the Moth, which flew into the webs. Pics #1, #2 and #3 shows the sequence of it catching a Moth. Pic #4 shows close up of it with its tiny eyes. Pics #5 & #6 shows it resting on a twig to camouflage perfectly.

Habitat:

Tropical forest.


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11 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 11 months ago

Thanks, @Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

Great photos - amazing mimicry !

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 11 months ago

Thanks, @Mark, @Zlatan and @Maria for your kind words and appreciation :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 months ago

What an unusual spider! Thanks for sharing this spotting.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 12 months ago

wow! weird one - but great spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 months ago

Great series Albert.

Like a creepy version of 'Thing' from the Addams Family.

AshleyT
AshleyT 12 months ago

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!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 12 months ago

Thanks, @Michael, @doreen and @Hema for your kind words and appreciation :)

Hema
Hema 12 months ago

This is unbelievable!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 12 months ago

I agree, really nice images. Cool information.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 12 months ago

Great Series AlbertKang ! I have never seen a spider like it. Very cool find!!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.12, Long: 116.89

Spotted on Jan 5, 2019
Submitted on Jan 24, 2019

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