Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Wrap-around Spider

I'm pretty sure this is Dolophones conifera.

Only a small spider (about 1.5cm) and an expert at camouflage, the Wrap-around spider uses its concave abdomen to 'wrap around' twigs, small branches or flatten itself against bark, concealing itself very well. They are orb web builders.

Unfortunately, this one disappeared a few days after I took these shots. It may have been eaten or succumbed to the heatwave we were having at the time.

(Click image to enlarge)

Finishing off a bee before hiding for the rest of the day.

Getting ready to construct a web.

No comments: