in autumn

Arachnura logio (araneidae) [Japanese name : kijiro o-hiki-gumo]


The spider inhabits needle-leaf groves and coppices. The spider weaves

an orb web, to the base of the branch of a tree. There is not weft in

one part of the web. The spider spends its time in the hub of its web.

This spider looks like a scorpion.

It is thought that A.logio emits a pheromone.

The length is 25-28 mm.

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

Kyushu, and Okinawa.


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