Leaf Curling Spider

Leaf Curling Spiders (Phonognatha graeffei) belong to family Araneidae (Orb-weavers). The spider here is a fresh leaf curling spider. They build their retreat with fresh green leaf. Most of the time they remain in their leaf retreat. They build their web near the retreat and when a prey fall on its web, it quickly pick it up from the web and go back to its retreat. The spider has a green color from under including legs and white abdomen from top. It has a yellowish-green head. It has some black spots and wavy lines on abdomen. It also has yellow and blue colored strips on abdomen. Here are some pictures of the spider taken from different angles, hoping you will like them.

Leaf Curling Spider
Fresh Leaf Curling Spider

10 comments:

Sharodindu said...

Wow! Simply wow!!
These spiders are wonderful!
Great job done man!

gardeningAngel said...

Great shots! I love the back on the second spider.

Janie said...

Fantastic macros! Great job.

Kanak Hagjer said...

So interesting to see another spider I'm not familiar with! The pattern on its back is very pretty. Great shots, Birdy!

MObugs said...

Simply gorgeous! What a lovely find and great photos!

Mingfei said...

Pretty good shots!

Heavenly Muse said...

very unique dimension of photography....
nice blog

Anna said...

Spiders are such a unique creatures. Always amazed about the markings on their bodies. Thanks for sharing your post, and this nice photography birdy. Anna :)

Marvin said...

Great macros of a colorful spider. We also have leaf-curling orbweavers, but all that I've found have been brown.

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