Beautiful spiders

Posted on: July 28, 2022, in Blog

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Spiders give most people the heebie jeebies. In South Africa we are familiar with Rain and Baboon spiders, but there are some truly exotic spiders found in other regions of the world that will fill you with awe and wonder.

Poecilotheria metallica

Poecilotheria metallica, also known as the peacock tarantula, is an Old World species of tarantula. It is the only blue species of the genus Poecilotheria. Like others in its genus it exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The species’ natural habitat is deciduous forest in Andhra Pradesh, in central southern India. They are today critically endangered due to logging, firewood harvesting, and the exotic pet trade.

Mirror Spider

The mirror spider, also known as the sequined spider, can grow up to 4 mm) in body length and are recognized by their beautiful abdomens with silvery patches. The patches are reflective and looks like tiny mirrors on the spiders body. It lives in all states of Australia.

Orchard Spiders

Orchard Spiders have beautiful colors and patterns reminiscent of springtime. Even these spidersโ€™ abdomens are shaped like an elongated white or silver easter egg, with intricate brown, black, green, orange, yellow, or pink crystal-like designs. The rest of the spider is leaf green, with long skinny legs that look like fresh plant shoots. The orchard spider is an orb weaving spider that lives in the eastern United States, Central America, and Canada.

Ladybird Spider

Eresus sandaliatus is a species of spider found primarily in northern and central Europe. Like other species of the genus Eresus, it is commonly called ladybird spider because of the coloration of the male.

Eight Spotted Crab Spider

This is one of the most colorful spiders in the world, recognized by their bright yellow color with four round black marks in the front and seven marks in the back. The legs are also yellow in color with the outer halves black. These cool spiders can be seen in Indonesia.

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