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Bird's Poo! Not definitely sure, the ID I was given, indicating most likely Phrynarachne decipiens - Bird Dropping Spider.<br />
This was quite a pleasant surprise, the Spider has somehow managed to cover itself with the whitish stuff and around it (I wonder how it does that) to make it looks like bird&#039;s droppings to attracts other insects to feed on it.<br />
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During the whole duration we were taking picture of this Spider, it doesn&#039;t moves at all, probably thinking by staying still, it is invisible in its camouflage. Bird's Dropping Spider,Palawan,Philippines,Phrynarachne decipiens,Spider Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Bird's Poo!

Not definitely sure, the ID I was given, indicating most likely Phrynarachne decipiens - Bird Dropping Spider.
This was quite a pleasant surprise, the Spider has somehow managed to cover itself with the whitish stuff and around it (I wonder how it does that) to make it looks like bird's droppings to attracts other insects to feed on it.

During the whole duration we were taking picture of this Spider, it doesn't moves at all, probably thinking by staying still, it is invisible in its camouflage.

    comments (6)

  1. WOW! So cool! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, it is :D Posted 3 years ago
  2. I can't believe this is real. I've seen so many examples of camouflage and mimicry but is the most insane one ever! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, and they even have an 'odour' to smell like the real thing i.e. bird's poo! :D Posted 3 years ago
  3. That is amazing! Posted 3 years ago
    1. It sure is :D Posted 3 years ago

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''Phrynarachne decipiens'', the bird-dropping spider, is a species of tropical crab spider from Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.
It mimics a bird dropping in its appearance and the way it behaves.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 5, 2018. Captured Jun 23, 2018 20:01.
  • TG-5
  • f/14.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 18mm