Ladybird mimic spider

Paraplectana duodecimmaculata

Paraplectana duodecimmaculata is a small spider found in tropical areas of south-east Asia.
Paraplectana duodecimmaculata - Ladybird Mimic Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Appearance

Resembles ladybirds with a plain base colour of pink, red, yellow and several evenly spaced black dots.
About 12mm max body length.
Paraplectana duodecimmaculata - Ladybird Mimic It was a pleasant surprise to find this arachnid. Yes, it is a spider, and one of the best mimicry examples I have ever seen. The ladybird is an excellent choice of mimic subject, as it excretes a foul tasting fluid which birds soon learn to give a wide birth.

I have only seen this spider once, but wonder how many times have I walked past. From now on, the look gets added to my list of observations, as I would love to get more shots.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Distribution

Tropical south-east Asia

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyAraneidae
GenusParaplectana
SpeciesParaplectana duodecimmaculata
Photographed in
Indonesia