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Aranha-flor

Epicadus heterogaster

Description:

Pertencente a família Thomisidae, popularmente Aranha-flor. Atinge aproximadamente 4 cm e sua coloração pode variar, existindo 3 padrões conhecidos; branco, amarelo e lilás. Belonging to the family Thomisidae, popularly Spider-flower. It affects approximately 4 cm and may vary in color, and there three known standards, white, yellow and lilac.

Habitat:

Ocorre no Brasil, Venezuela e Argentina. Occurs in Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina.

Notes:

Sua capacidade de semelhança com a flor ante a visão dos insetos vai além da capacidade de fluorescencia, chega a ser reproduzida até mesmo nos movimentos da aranha, que ao delocar-se, faz de maneira lenta e semelhante as flores balançando ao vento. Quando parada, fica com as patas em posição especifica, imitando as anteras das flores.Trata-se de uma das estratégias mais curiosas de caça empregadas no mundo animal, mostrando novamente toda a beleza e esplendor do mundo das aranhas. His ability to resemblance to the flower at the sight of insects is beyond the capacity of fluorescence, comes to play even the movements of the spider, which is the delocar makes slow and similar flowers swaying in the wind. When you stop, get the legs in position specifies, mimicking the anthers of flores.Trata is one of the most curious hunting strategies employed in the animal world, again showing all the beauty and splendor of the world of spiders.

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29 Comments (1–25)

CandiceB
CandiceB 10 years ago

Looks like he has little yellow shoes on :-)

Hermosisima!!! me gusta mucho

teacherrochelle
teacherrochelle 10 years ago

Amazing!

drparagpathak
drparagpathak 10 years ago

wonderful find. we can call it spider princess !!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Extraordinary! Thank you.

Nicksy
Nicksy 10 years ago

Simply amazing.... good find Mauricio...!! Had it not been for his legs, one would have actually mistaken it to be a floret...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio ! I love his yellow shoes...

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 10 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio! What a beauty!

LauraFlores
LauraFlores 10 years ago

Uauuu... a real tresour of nature! Exquisit and very very beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
Um verdadeiro tesouro da natureza! Exótico e Lindíssimo! Obrigada pela partilha!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

wow , congrats!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio Medeiros

Amazing spotting,,

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Congratulations on this magnificent spider and spot of the day! WOW!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wow Incredible spotting
Congratulations

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Fantástico! Parabéns!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Amazing spotting, Congratulations

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Parabéns, Mauricio, arrasou nessa, heim...

peter
peter 10 years ago

What an amazing encounter! Thanks for sharing your spotting of this awesome specimen. We've chosen it as spotting of the day!

"Wow, check out this incredible Crab Spider! The females try to pass themselves off as flowers. Properly posed in a bouquet of similarly colored orchids, she will fool the occasional fly."

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bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Should be heterogaster, you missed the last "r".

Apple
Apple 10 years ago

Wow! I cannot believe this is a spider. I am fascinated. I both love and hate spiders....love growing..trying to overcome the hate. And, this definitely makes me appreciate them even more! Fabulous!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

No way! This spider is amazing! Great photo and welcome!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Uau, beautiful!!!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

Astonishing! Never seen a spider like that before.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Wow, looks like it's from outer space :)

StudentOfLife
StudentOfLife 10 years ago

Wow! How fascinating & beautiful!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Mauricio, esta é uma bela foto de uma aranha muito interessante. Que bom saber que há alguém de minha área (Paraná) participando do PN. Lembre-se que a grande maioria dos participantes aqui não sabem português, por isso seria interessante se você traduzisse suas notas para o inglês, assim elas seriam ainda mais úteis. O tradutor da Google é muito bom, caso você precise de auxílio. Bem vindo ao PN, conterrâneo. / Mauricio, this is a beautiful picture of a very interesting spider. Good to know there's someone in my area (Paraná) participating in the PN. Remember that the vast majority of the participants here do not know Portuguese, so it would be interesting if you translate your notes into English, so they would be even more useful. The Google translator is very good if you need assistance. Welcome to PN, buddy.

MauricioMedeiros
Spotted by
MauricioMedeiros

Paranaguá, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 13, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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