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Bird's Dropping Spider - Phrynarachne ceylonica Bird's Dropping Spider - Phrynarachne ceylonica with bright yellow colour on its front legs/claws and tip of claws in black colour. Bird Dropping Spider,Bird's Dropping Spider,Palawan,Philippines,Phrynarachne,Phrynarachne ceylonica,Phrynarachne sp,Spider Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Bird's Dropping Spider - Phrynarachne ceylonica

Bird's Dropping Spider - Phrynarachne ceylonica with bright yellow colour on its front legs/claws and tip of claws in black colour.

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  1. SO cool! You find the best spiders, Albert! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa :)
      Was very happy to find this as previous trip also found a different Bird's Dropping Spider :D
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. I will never forget that one! Linking to it, for the interested:

        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'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't moves at all, probably thinking by staying still, it is invisible in its camouflage. Bird's Dropping Spider,Palawan,Philippines,Phrynarachne decipiens,Spider
        Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
        1. Thanks, Ferdy and for adding the link here :) Posted 2 years ago

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Phrynarachne Ceylonica is a spider species in the taxonomic classification of the crab spiders (Thomisidae).

The animal belongs to the genus Phrynarachne. The scientific name of the species was first validly published in 1884 by Octavius ​​Pickard-Cambridge.

The spider Phrynarachne ceylonica‘s foul smell may help it attract prey and deter predators.

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

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Uploaded Sep 17, 2018. Captured Sep 8, 2018 12:37.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm