Friday, 15 January 2016

A little visitor

I was admiring the orchids on the table and I spied this little visitor crouching among the flowers.

Photo time! Identification time!
It is a green huntsman spider.  (Micrommata virescens)
This poor little fellow is missing two legs from his left side.
It was a bit tricky to take the photo while holding the ruler near the spider.

I took him outside so he could live with the plants on the verandah and catch some small insects there.

1 comment:

  1. That little devil is cute! There are some of them on the roses during the summer, hiding under the leaves.

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