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Long-jawed Orb Weaver

Leucauge decorata

Description:

Silvery abdomen with black stripes and a slightly greenish tint. The head is reddish. On the abdomen there are two circular marks that look like eyes.

Habitat:

Village Kukrahati near Haldia town in West Bengal, India. Side wall of an old building...residential and still occupied. The area is on the banks (where the floodplain ends) and there are lots of old trees, other vegetation and a pond nearby. The second shot gives perspective...I was standing on my toes while shooting.

Notes:

Can someone help me to ID this to species level please.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago
Long-jawed Orb Weaver
Leucage decorata Southindianspiders.org - Spiders of South India


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3 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

Thank you so much Neil for all the trouble you took...decorata is spot on...I had also posted on a Spider forum and they also leaned towards decorata as species epithet.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Other common name include "Decorative Leucauge Spider" or simply "Long-jawed Spider". http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details... It's the right species and the link has awesome photos, but I was hoping to get you an informative local reference.

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 2 months ago

Amazing.....so beautiful....

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.18, Long: 88.12

Spotted on Mar 30, 2019
Submitted on Apr 1, 2019

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