Araneid sp. Mt Glorious 'astroboy'

A small Araneid male, so far not matched up with a female, from Mount Glorious subtropical rainforest. Strongly coloured for camouflage in foliage and flowers, likely to be utilised when hiding in daytime. The informal name refers to the projecting tubercles giving the spider a look somewhat reminiscent of the flying cartoon boy. ♂ 3mm

Male From above

Araneid sp Mt Glorious astroboy

Male from side

Araneid sp Mt Glorious astroboy
Photo: Dr Greg Anderson


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