Photo 436271, (c) Vipin Baliga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)

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What

Feather-legged Spiders Genus Uloborus

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

July 28, 2013

Description

This tiny mother spider had a few spiderlings and her suspended egg case on a Ocimum tenuiflorum plant.

From a distance she is nothing but a piece of dry leaf, dark brown with no visible colors.

She even oscillates like a leaf caught on a web when the wind blows. :-D
Up close all her features and colors come alive. :-)

The background distractions seen here are her spiderlings and the egg case which is on the right.

2nd image: Lateral shot
3rd image: spiderlings close-up
4th image: Egg case close-up

Size: Less than 1cm tip to tip.

This spider belongs to a family of non-venomous spiders. They lack of venom glands and they kill their prey by crushing with over 140 metres of thread!![wiki]

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Copyright: Vipin Baliga