in summer

Leucauge subgemmea (Tetragnathidae) [Japanese name : kirara shirokane-gumo]

IllustThe spider weaves a horizontal orb web in grass on woodland paths.

The spider is usually hiding in the shade of a leaf outside the web in the

daytime, although it remains in the hub of the web at nighttime and in dim


When you catch one it's color changes from gold to brown, although the color of

the surface of the body of it is golden. However, after for a while, it returns

to its original color gold.

The length is 7-9 mm.

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



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