spider du jour (ii)

Today’s spider comes to us, once again, from my girls; B₂ this time, who found this lovely green crab spider hiding in a hebe flower spike.

A coloured spider of the Diaea genus

It’s some species of the Diaea genus, and they’re pretty common too, although not often seen. Apparently all you need to is lay out a white sheet under a shrub and shake it vigorously, and out of all the assorted beasties falling to the ground there should be some of these.

Or, of course: have a pair of apprentice amateur arachnologists on the case finding photogenic animals for you. That’s even easier.

raoidean: nature arachnida
 
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