Tree stump orb-weaver spider

Tree stump orb-weaver spider

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Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tree stump orb-weaver spider. Close-up of a tree stump orb-weaver (family Araneidae, upper centre and left) camouflaged on a branch. This species of orb-weaver mimics the appearance of the end (stump) of a branch in order to avoid predators.

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