Macro Photography: Foliate Orb-weaver on the Vine

These pictures were taken with my smartphone camera in a plantation area of North Aceh.

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The foliate orb-weaver (Larinioides sp.), also known as the furrow spider, is an orb-weaver spider classified in the family Araneidae.

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The spider has physical characteristics such as a large brown abdomen with a yellow zigzag pattern on the back that resembles a keris—a traditional Javanese weapon.

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It has small eyes, long jaws almost the size of the pedipalps, spiny legs, and two pairs of front legs longer than the hind legs.

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Unlike most orb-weaver spiders, the foliate orb-weaver didn't build large webs. They just glue some silk webs with a small span on the leaves, and that serves to keep eggs.

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The foliate orb-weaver tends to be calm and non-aggressive. You will often see these spiders in the bushes that usually grow in plantations or forests.

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CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC Smartphone
LensExternal macro lens
CategoryMacro photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationNorth Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
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This spider look aggressive DNT really know why you said is not aggressive

It's not aggressive at all. No spider is. You get spiders who are more defensive than others, but never aggressive. Orb-weavers like this are very shy and gentle, and will only bite if you press on it. Even then, their venom is medically insignificant to humans. This pose she's in is her protective pose, she's trying to hide herself so that she doesn't get hurt.


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Damm that is a great close up, love the macro lens

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