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  Cyrtarachne bufo Bösenberg & Strand, 1906
  Family Name : Araneidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Spider)

  Common Names : Bird-dropping Spider

Bird-dropping Spider
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      This spider looks like a bird's dropping and this helps to confuse its predators. When it is disturbed, it will retract its legs under its body and play dead, making its mimicry even more convincing.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      This species of spider was first discovered in the Western Catchment area.

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