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Light brown colour, about 25mm aprox. total large, with a large abdomen with 2 big brown spots. Cyrtarachne is a species of orb-weaving spider which is commonly known as Bird-dropping Spider because this is what they seem, it's also believed to mimicry a snail as a form of protection from predators.
Spotted at Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud - Bali. It aslo can be found in India (Kerala), Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Myanmar.
Spiders of the genus Cyrtarachne are known to feed mainly on moths. Webs of these spiders have several unique characteristics: they are horizontal, have widely spaced spiral thread, the spiral thread has low shear joint (one end of a spiral connected to a radius breaks easily), and the viscid “spanning” threads are coated with a unique glue capable of adhering to moths. Other source about this spider spotted at Bali Island: http://www.baliwildlife.com/photogallery... Classification: Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Arachnida Order: Araneae Family: Araneidae Genus: Cyrtarachne
Spotted on Nov 11, 2016
Submitted on Nov 18, 2016
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