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Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider by melvynyeo Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider by melvynyeo
Cosy little nest. Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herennia…
Herennia multipuncta, commonly known as the ornamental tree trunk spider, is a species of spider in the family Nephilidae native to Asia. It exhibits sexual dimorphism, the female being much larger than the male. It weaves a small web on the trunk of a tree or the wall of a building and is well camouflaged by its dappled colouration.

The female has a hairy cephalothorax that is narrow in front and longer than it is wide. It is reddish-brown with a yellowish, U-shaped patch near the front and darker markings further back. The mouthparts are yellowish-brown and the long, slender, hairy and spiny legs are mostly brown. The abdomen has a flattened, pale grey dorsal surface with five pairs of sigilla (puncture-like spots where muscles are attached internally), numerous grey specks and a few dark streaks near the back. The male is reddish-brown with dark legs. His body length at 5 to 7 mm (0.2 to 0.3 in) is about half that of the female at 10 to 14 mm (0.4 to 0.6 in).[2] This spider rests head-downwards on the web with its legs flexed. Its colouring makes it well camouflaged.[3]

H. multipuncta is found in tropical parts of southern Asia where its range includes India, Malaysia, China and New Guinea. It is often found in association with man and has spread to other countries where it is considered invasive. Its habitat is the trunks of trees and the walls of buildings where it creates a small web close to the surface.[1] The web starts off as an orb web using prominences on the underlying structure for support. As the spider grows, so does the web and allometrically becomes a substrate-dependent ladder web with parallel-sided rather than rounded side frames.[4] The hub of the web is modified into a silken cup.[3] This species is said to be invasive and synanthropic.[1]
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Ufora Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Oh my goah
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00BlacKBerrY00 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely,spiders are the artists of the bug world!
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deviantfemale007 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
amazing!
single camouflage :)
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TAKILLICK Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Superb Melvyn
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