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Twig-Like Feather-Legged Spider by melvynyeo Twig-Like Feather-Legged Spider by melvynyeo
Spiders of the genus Miagrammopes have a very flat carapace and have eight eyes arranged in two rows.

The first row may be poorly developed, thus giving the impression that they have only four eyes.

Miagrammopes spiders do not spin orb-webs. Instead, they build a single-line snare which is fastened to a twig on one end and held taut by the first pair of legs at the other end. When an insect lands and hits the thread, the spider releases the line which springs back and entangles the insect.

Uloborids and several related families have a cigar-shaped plate (cribellum) on the underside of the abdomen, in front of the spinnerets. The upper margin of the second last segment (metatarsus) of the fourth leg is armed with a row of strongly curved spines known collectively as the "calamistrum" (arrowed in diagram, right). It is through the combined action of the cribellum and calamistrum that the bluish silk characteristic of the Uloborids is produced. The front legs of the Uloborids are extraodinarily long, often longer than the entire length of the body. Unlike other spiders, Uloborids do not possess venom glands.

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kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Haha! Spiders are so strange sometimes. Great capture :)
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rupted Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't even see the spider! I was just thinking "What the hells up with that fly?"

Amazing photo! Very very interesting subject. This spider sounds more than unique.
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