Avant-garde spiders

Jul. 1,1999. M.Sekine

A female Cyclosa octotuberculata A female C.octotuberculata

A male Cyclosa octotuberculata

A male C.octotuberculata

Cyclosa octotuberculata can be easily distinguished from the other Japanese species of Cyclosa by the shape of their abdomens. 'The shape of abdomen' is amazing. The abdomen is dark, with eight protuberances. It's a wonder of Nature! Spiders are special!