Deliochus pulcher

Deliochus pulcher

Deliochus pulcher is a species of orb weaver spider described in 1916 by William Joseph Rainbow. It is found in Australia.
Beautiful Dark Deliochus moulting (Deliochus pulcher) Revealing a fresh skin and green legs this small spider is peeling off it's old skin like removing a wetsuit. 
I like the way it attaches a safety line from it's abdomen to the branch in case it falls. I think the legs go dark after 'drying'.
About 12mm body length. Australia,Deliochus pulcher,Geotagged,Summer,moulting,spider

Naming

Subspecies
Deliochus pulcher melanius Rainbow, 1916
Deliochus pulcher pulcher Rainbow, 1916

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyAraneidae
GenusDeliochus
SpeciesDeliochus pulcher
Photographed in
Australia