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Synema globosum is a species of spiders belonging to the family Thomisidae . It is sometimes called the Napoleon spider, because of a supposed resemblance of the markings on the abdomen to a silhouette of Napoleon. The pictured adult was spotted on top of a lamelosia flower but as I was trying to keep the flower still so that I could snap some pics, she tried to escape and fell on my hand. I photographed the spider and released it back on top of the flower. She was spotted in Goritsa hill archaeological reserve, in the outskirts of Volos city, Greece.
Spotted on Apr 15, 2018
Submitted on Jul 15, 2018