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Tree-Stump Spider

Poltys columnaris


Look carefully until the last pictures, and have a surprise as I had.

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94 Comments (1–25)

Hi Rubens, I have removed the comment from your spotting and asked our team to take the necessary action. Please accept our apologies.

rubens.luciano 10 years ago

What text you are talking about ?

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago


PhilipChen 10 years ago


LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Now that I see this de nuevo, I am amazed all over again! So amazing.

EJ 10 years ago

I didn't even know that was a spider. And thats the point! Nice spotting!

LaurenZarate 11 years ago

That is incredible and amazing. Very cool.

rubens.luciano 11 years ago

Thank you all for the comments. This little creature is really incredible!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 11 years ago

Muito interessante, Rubens.

Uday 11 years ago

great series

WOW!! Fantastic

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Oh my gosh! Photo #4. Almost freaked me out! So amazing! I am shaking my head in disbelief. Fantastic!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

Incredible series Rubens..!

BrandonBlount 11 years ago

that is amazing!!!!!!

kmartinolli 11 years ago

Nice pic!

textless 12 years ago

Completely awesome... I stared at the second photo for ages before I saw the whole spider.

textless 12 years ago

Completely awesome... I stared at the second photo for ages before I saw the whole spider.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

made me laugh ! - what a creature - fantastic camouflage . You must have some amazing creatures in your part of the world.

rubens.luciano 12 years ago

André, seja bem vindo ao Noah. Agora arruma uma máquina e sai tirando fotos que eu sei que tem muita coisa legal ai para você fotografar. Não se preocupe com o inglês, pode escrever em português se achar mais fácil. Se quiser algumas dicas de máquinas fotográficas eu te ajudo. Abraços !

andre.luiz-santos 12 years ago

Very loko, easy to camouflage had never seen an animal at all!

rubens.luciano 12 years ago

Thank you Craig, it's really very different and cool !

craigwilliams 12 years ago

Jumps straight to the top of the coolest spider in the world for me, amongst some very strong competition! Thank you!!

anita.luciano 12 years ago

Am I the only one here who thinks this looks a lot like some character from the Muppet Show (when seen in profile)? :-)

rubens.luciano 12 years ago

Thanks Raul !

Incredable spider, I never seen such camuflage, looks like a hermit crab.

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SP, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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