Ghost Spider - Neoscona punctigera

The Ghost Spider (Neoscona punctigera) is a brown colored species of orb-weaver spiders in the family Araneidae. It has a hairy body and its legs are covered with spines. It's a nocturnal species. It constructs its web at night, shortly after sunset and removes the web next morning. During the day, it hides among the leaves. When at rest, it assumes a shape that looks like a monkey (first Pic) and that's why it is also known as "monkey spider"


Ghost Spider (Neoscona punctigera)


9 comments:

Elettra said...

You have captured a very special spider !!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations.

Stephanie said...

Spiders, yeek! Great photos..but spiders give me the chills. Nice blog, I'm really into looking at people's photography, especially unique ones. Stop by my blog please:)

Kala said...

It is amazing how many hairs these spiders have!

Great photos.

MM Enterprises said...

Hello, So nice this is a beautiful pic.

Praveen Kumar said...

Hi, Wonderful picture i like that.

Andrea said...

Hahaha, Birdy, you have shown us its best profile photo. If you just showed us the last one, we will not know how the name arise. I havent seen it, i'm sure! Please look at my newest post for the proper ID of my moth. Thank you.

daisugi said...

wow..what a beautiful spider!! never seen it before.nice pics

Anna said...

Hey birdy the first photo is really cute arrangement, it almost look like a doll with face markings. Thanks for sharing, and hope all is well with you my dear. Anna :)

Gobetween said...

Interesting but scary!