Saw this Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider in the final stages of moulting, with legs still attached to her old skin, and over the period of few minutes I was observing her, she fully removed her legs. They are usually found on tree trunks, hence its name and seldom able to see the bottom of the abdomen, but during the process of moulting, she was hanging freely from her webbing, exposing the bright colours.
A tiny male, which is almost red in colour without intricate markings were seen close to her 'nest' on the tree trunk, probably waiting for her to moult to adult.
''Herennia multipuncta'', commonly known as the ornamental tree trunk spider, is a species of spider in the family Nephilidae native to Asia. It exhibits sexual dimorphism, the female being much larger than the male. It weaves a small web on the trunk of a tree or the wall of a building and is well camouflaged by its dappled colouration.