in summer

Miagrammopes orientalis (Uloboridae) [Japanese name : maneki-gumo]

IllustIt looks like a dead branch that is attached to a tree.

The spider is imitating a dead branch.

Then spiders make strands of silk that are divided into 3-4 lines on the branch

of a tree.

The spiders' legs reach out to the end of the strands.

The length is 12-15 mm.

It is found on four main islands in Japan - namely, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu,

and Okinawa.


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