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Sliver plated Long Jawed Orb Weaver Spider by melvynyeo Sliver plated Long Jawed Orb Weaver Spider by melvynyeo
Guess it is arrow-proof with all the armored looking plates! :) Taken at night in SIngapore forest.

Quote en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb-weav…
The typical orb-weaver spiders (family Araneidae) are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. Their common name is taken from the round shape of this typical web, and the taxon was formerly also referred to as the Orbiculariae.

Orb-weavers have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs. The Araneidae family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. The 3,006 species in 168 genera worldwide make Araneidae the third-largest family of spiders known (behind Salticidae and Linyphiidae). The orb-weavers include over 10,000 species and make up about 25% of spider diversity.

However, orb-webs are also produced by members of other families. The large golden orb-weavers (Nephilidae) and the long-jawed orb weavers (Tetragnathidae) were formerly included in the Araneidae; they are indeed closely related to them, being part of superfamily Araneoidea. Their webs are similar to those of the typical orb-weavers, but tend to be less sophisticated and often have an irregular instead of a neat spiral arrangement of the prey-capturing threads. The cribellate or hackled orb-weavers (Uloboridae) belong to a distinct superfamily of the suborder Araneomorphae; their webs are often very sophisticated, but Uloboridae use neither venom to kill their prey, nor sticky threads in their web, and probably evolved the orb structure independently. Uloboridae are cribellate, and their threads can be recognized by the fuzzy and dull appearance, which captures prey by a velcro-like mechanism. Even among the Araneoidea, the orb-webs, as typically produced, e.g. by tangle-web spiders (Theridiidae).
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East2dio5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! superb piece of art you've got.. Thumbs Up 
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Rebel-Judd Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
It's beautiful, such a crisp image.
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Idlemind79 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
So insects are the jewelry in creationism..
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Saromei Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really...really don't like spiders. They make me shiver. But...I have to admit that they have something beautiful too and your shot just proves this. Wonderful!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thank you! :)
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paulako Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
tu trabajo es espectacular!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful 
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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