Bird dung spider

Bird dung spider

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Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bird dung spider (Cyrtarachne sp.) on a leaf. This is a species of orb-weaver (family Araneidae) whose colouration resembles bird droppings in order to avoid predators.

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