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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

Carefully preserved meal (a dragonfly?)

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What

Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

July 20, 2014

Place

Ponmudi (Google, OSM)

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What

Fishing Spider Genus Dolomedes

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

June 14, 2014

Place

agumbe (Google, OSM)

Description

Found this spider by the edge of a stream. She was waiting for the hapless victim - a struggling insect, a small fish or a tadpole.

There were many Water Striders( Gerridae) all around her. I was eagerly waiting for the her to catch a Water Strider which would sometimes come very close to her. But she didn't seem to be interested in them. I waited for more than 30 mins before I had to move on.

Maybe next time :-)

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subhajit_roy

Date

May 31, 2014 04:53 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 22, 2014 10:59 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

July 9, 2014 12:12 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

July 6, 2014

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

June 13, 2014

Place

vazhayila (Google, OSM)

Description

Only about 1 or 1.5 cm. long.

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

vazhyila (Google, OSM)

Description

A tiny spider with its egg under Jasmine leaf, a measuring scale is seen in the picture to compare its size.

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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Kallar (Google, OSM)

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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

June 15, 2014

Place

vazhayila (Google, OSM)

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Order Araneae

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What

spider

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

June 14, 2014

Place

vazhyila (Google, OSM)

Description

When I saw this my first impression was it is a caterpillar. On close watch I found this spider is making a caterpillar impression by sitting on the both edged of this silk roll. This is on a bonsai ficus tree.
I am sorry for this poor images.

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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

May 25, 2014

Place

Kallar (Google, OSM)

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What

spider

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

May 25, 2014 03:21 AM IST

Place

Kallar (Google, OSM)

Description

I saw this spider at midnight this spider was active on its web, but in the morning i found it dead on the ground.

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ivijayanand

Date

June 22, 2014 04:49 PM IST

Description

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 22nd June 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 26, 2014 12:20 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 15, 2014 02:02 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 15, 2014 01:59 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

vijaybarve

Date

June 16, 2014

Description

Spider feeding on a fly

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Genus Menemerus

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 4, 2014 11:16 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 3, 2014 01:49 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

June 3, 2014 11:28 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

July 3, 2013 11:31 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

August 13, 2013 08:06 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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What

Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

August 11, 2013

Description

Looks like this spider had a scrumptious meal. She was covered with scales from a Moth. :-)

siddharth Project curator ID

Genus Thomisus

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Observer

zeus

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Dahanu (Google, OSM)

Description

Lynx spiders are the members of the family Oxyopidae. They all are hunting spiders that spend their lives on plants, flowers and shrubs. They approach their prey slowly then pounce, hence the common name Lynx spiders.

Better quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/14255534132/

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Observer

zeus

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Dahanu (Google, OSM)

Description

Many orb-weavers build a new web each day. Most orb-weavers tend to be active during the evening hours; they hide for most of the day. Generally, towards evening, the spider will consume the old web, rest for approximately an hour, then spin a new web in the same general location.

Better quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/14257701565/

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What

Orb-Weaver Spider (family Araneidae) Family Araneidae

Observer

zeus

Date

May 10, 2014

Place

Dahanu (Google, OSM)

Description

Generally, orb-weaving spiders are three-clawed builders of flat webs with sticky spiral capture silk. The building of a web is an engineering feat, begun when the spider floats a line on the wind to another surface. The rest of the scaffolding follows with many radii of nonsticky silk being constructed before a final spiral of sticky capture silk. The third claw is used to walk on the nonsticky part of the web. Characteristically, the prey insect that blunders into the sticky lines is stunned by a quick bite, and then wrapped in silk.

Better quality picture at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/13964912788/

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Observer

zeus

Date

May 10, 2014

Place

Dahanu (Google, OSM)

Description

The species of this genus are found are found on every continent except the poles.

Better quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/14171605393/

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What

Jumping Spider (Menemerus sp.) Genus Menemerus

Observer

zeus

Date

May 9, 2014

Place

Dahanu (Google, OSM)

Description

Spiders of this genus are 4 to 10 millimeters long, flattened in shape, and very hairy, usually with brown and grayish hairs. Most species have white edges on the thorax. The abdomen is often oval, or sometimes elongated or rounded.

Better quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/13958163077/

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Place to Share photos of Indian Spiders on iNaturalist. This project is part of DiversityIndia [http://diversityindia.org/]

7943-mini vijaybarve created this project on July 15, 2012
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