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Bird dropping spider - Celaenia excavata  Australia,Celaenia excavata,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bird dropping spider - Celaenia excavata

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    comments (5)

  1. These spiders are so awesome! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you Christine. I am keeping this one temporarily as it looks as if she is ready to lay her eggs and I hope to see the process . Posted 6 days ago
      1. Ohhh! That would be really cool to witness. Posted 5 days ago
  2. Great shot Ernst. Such a cool find. Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you Ruth. This species is common but this is only the 3rd time I found one. Posted 6 days ago

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The bird dropping spider derives its name from mimicking bird droppings to avoid predators, mainly birds. However, there are other species of spider that resemble bird droppings, for example species of ''Mastophora''.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ernst
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By Ernst

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Uploaded Nov 24, 2021. Captured Nov 24, 2021 18:34 in 66 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/25.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm