PUI Goes the Spitting Spider
Here’s a video describing the spitting spider, and illustrates its battle with a jumping spider.
Today’s trip to Durian Loop had its highlights in a Spitting Spider carrying an egg sac, and a bunch of Mantidflies.
#1 Spitting Spider carrying its egg sac.
#2 Side view. The head is big!
#3 It turned up to look at me! So I made it into a 3D rocking sequence.
#4 Extreme close up at its face and eggs. The shapes of the eggs can be seen through the sac.
#5 Close up of its side
#6 Final shot before it went back to its motherly duties
#7 Had my Raynox on, so took a quick shot of this jumping spider
#8 This weevil was motionless on a tree trunk. Too big for my Raynox and out of focus! 🙁
#9 Took out the Raynox for this view 🙂
#10 Robberfly, possibly a wasp mimic?
#11 A brown mantidfly. Same pattern as the “tiger” mantidfly that we usually see.
#12 Managed to get really close to one of the Mantidflies. This picture was shot by Lance from his mobile phone.
#13 And the resulting shot. I always wanted to get a face shot of this fella!
#14 Another random angle of the Mantidfly
The complete album can be viewed here.