in summer

Philodromus auricomus (Philodromidae) [Japanese name : kin-iro ebi-gumo]

IllustThe spider runs about quickly on garden plants and on grass.

In early spring, the spider hangs down with a drag-line, and going to

pass one after another to the branches by the wind.

There are two types - one with a golden, and another with a white

abdomen. The photograph below is the white abdominal type.

The length is 5-6 mm.

It is found on the four main islands of Japan - namely, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and



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