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Bird Dung Spider Cyrtarachne sp. by melvynyeo Bird Dung Spider Cyrtarachne sp. by melvynyeo
Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb-weav…
Orb-weaver spiders or araneids are members of the spider family Araneidae. They are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. "Orb" was previously used in English to mean "circular",[2] hence the English name of the group. Araneids have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs.[1]

The family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. With around 3,100 species in 169 genera worldwide, Araneidae is the third-largest family of spiders (behind Salticidae and Linyphiidae).[1] Araneid webs are constructed in a stereotyped fashion. A framework of nonsticky silk is built up before the spider adds a final spiral of silk covered in sticky droplets.

Orb-webs are also produced by members of other spider families. The large golden orb-weavers (Nephilidae) and the long-jawed orb weavers (Tetragnathidae) were formerly included in the Araneidae; they are closely related, being part of the superfamily Araneoidea. The cribellate or hackled orb-weavers (Uloboridae) belong to a different group of spiders. Their webs are strikingly similar, but use a different kind of sticky silk.
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if that spider feels like shit. :icontwitchkappa:
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000Fesbra000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
so good
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
This entire spider looks like one big insect head. The spots on its back would be eyes, while the head is the "snout" and the legs make mandibles. Pretty funny-looking, that abdomen almost reminds me of a fungus or something. Nice shot!
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lifdrasir Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't believe this was taken at night, the lighting is so good! :0
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aimt5000 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
oh dear, this letter mushroom is so cute!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, this one is awesome!
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Wonderful!
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Most excellent!!
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Parasect Pokemon!!
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CISsuperdroid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
True.
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Ha!  :)
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GanymedeSkies Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
I don't think any bird wants to sh!t that out.
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coldstares Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It almost looks like a mushroom! Very beautiful!
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