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Ladybird Mimic Spider (Paraplectana sp.) - DSC_8843 | by nickybay
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Ladybird Mimic Spider (Paraplectana sp.) - DSC_8843

A bright red little fella with black spots, like a ladybird. Requires closeup observation to tell that it was indeed a spider!

 

This spider probably mimics a ladybird as the ladybird is usually unpalatable to predators, and potential predators would associate the bright red colours to the bad eating experience.

 

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Uploaded on June 10, 2011