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    blue-orange coloured spider

    came across this unique spider that was having a prey for it's lunch. Anyone know the ID of this spider?

    1. The prey has a stomach full of eggs.

    blue-orange coloured spider

    2. From the underside of it's web revealing the top side of the spider

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    I think that has to be the most unusually shaped spider I have ever seen. If you can find it or others, I'd love to see more photos!

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    I think that has to be the most unusually shaped spider I have ever seen. If you can find it or others, I'd love to see more photos!

    - Bill
    Looks as though it has been designed for high speeds.

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Steven,
    nice capture you have got here.
    Before I take a guess at the species, was this spider about the size if your hand? (leg span / diameter)

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Bill, I had a number of shots of the same spider so will post them later. When I came across it, I couldn't make out where is the front and the back as the shape of it's body confused me.

    Geoff, it reminded me of the helmet of the speed skaters 8)

    John, the body is no more than 6 or 7mm

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Very cool looking spider, steven. Never seen one like that before.

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Steve, thanks for the view and comments

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Superb looker. More please.

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Nice images of a very interesting spider. I looked around a bit but could not identify it.

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    Re: blue-orange coloured spider

    Bobo, Paul thanks for the compliments.

    I identified the species. It's an Opadometa spider

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