The Spider Temple
The Neogea Nocticolor Spider is often known for it’s intricate and fascinating patterns it weaves on it’s web. Found one today, but seemed like it had not started doing it’s famous magic yet! What intrigued me more… was the presence of 3 odd sacs hanging equidistant from each other above the spider. It reminded me of temples hanging lanterns at the gates.
Yet to confirm, but I’ve read that the Neogea female likes to decorate it’s web with it’s egg sacs, and have seen similar pictures like this describing them to be egg-sacs. Some joked that this was for the spider to hang clothes to dry. What’s your take? 😛
Note: I forgot to bring batteries for my flash this time, so most were taken without flash, some with onboard flash, aided by torchlights
#1 The Spider Temple, Neogea Nocticolor Spider
#2 Side view of the bizarre sight
#3 Never seen a white cockroach before.. albino? Just emerged from moult or coccoon? (shell in background)
#4 Creature from another planet… planet Watermelon!
#5 This is actually the pupa of a Nolid Moth, found 4 of them along the stretch that I walked today
#6 Crab spider in wait of a prey
#7 Success? No idea what it was eating though
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