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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tiny Green Spider

There is a very big avocado tree outside my door and over the weekend they were trimming some of the branches off.
I think he must have crawled off one of the cut-off branches as I found him on the paving.
He is very fast and scuttled away whenever I got the camera near, so I let him crawl onto my finger and put him in my tank to take pics.
He is tiny with a body length of less than half an inch but extremely hairy as you can see.

1 comment:

Annari du Plessis said...

Nice photos! I also photographed one of these and came across this page while looking to identify it.
http://theogoth.deviantart.com/art/Cupcake-Eyes-of-Evil-415116823