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Bruneipisinus sp. by melvynyeo Bruneipisinus sp. by melvynyeo
When disturbed, this cute spider will stay still and become one with the branch.  Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theridii…
Theridiidae is a large family of spiders, also known as the tangle-web spiders, cobweb spiders and comb-footed spiders. The diverse family includes over 2200 species in over 100 genera)[3] of three-dimensional space-web-builders found throughout the world. Theridiid spiders are entelegyne (have a genital plate in the female) araneomorph ecribellate (use sticky capture silk instead of woolly silk) spiders that often build tangle space webs and have a comb of serrated bristles (setae) on the tarsus of the fourth leg.

The family includes some model organisms for research, for example, the genus Latrodectus, the medically important widow spiders. In addition to studies characterizing their venom and its clinical manifestation, widow spiders are broadly used in research on spider silk, and on sexual biology including sexual cannibalism.

Anelosimus spiders are also model organisms, used for the study of sociality, its evolution, and its ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences. They are particularly important for such studies as the genus contains species varying from solitary to permanently social, and because sociality has evolved frequently within the genus allowing comparative studies across species. These spiders are also a promising model for the study of inbreeding as their mating system co-varies with sociality, and all permanently social species are highly inbred.
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panzer42 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
how do you even find these ? Only reason I knew something was there is I knew that you wouldn't take a picture of just a stick....
amazing photo!
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eddyslilsis Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooof....I hate when spiders put their legs out like that...

As a defense it definitely works on me I wont go near lol
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gillspar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Ninja teleport Ninja spider!
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Loki-Loo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
oooooooo...creepy. A great photo though! Your gallery is fantastic!
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Flat spider is flat!   D8   And wonderfully weird.   ^_^
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igarcia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love spider, they are awesome!
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Aytrus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Uuuuh. Cute? Sure. Totally cute. And terrifying. Your photography is amazing. 
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gwennyp Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! 
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3DShe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I think that spider is saying something like: "Don't look at me, I am not here".
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Manigran Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The camouflage on that spider is amazing.  I almost couldn't see it.  

Great photo!
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