Phrynarachne decipiens. The Bird Dropping Crab Spider...
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Image #cld08033023
SpeciesPhrynarachne decipiens
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionThe Bird Dropping Crab Spider employs clever mimicry to deceive both its predators and prey. The coloring of its body, along with a layer of white silk deposited on the leaf, make it appear as an unappealing piece of scat. The odor of the spider, which is also reminiscent of a bird dropping, may serve to attract flies which then become an easy meal. 
Keywordsarachnid | bird | borneo | camouflage | crab | dropping | fauna | mimic | mimicry | predator | scat | spider | thomisidae

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