The Queen of Thorns.


I’d shared pictures of the Green Lynx Spider, the Peucetia viridana in earlier weeks. The wee spider that was braving the storm then is quickly growing up, shedding her cuticle again over the weekend.

Now, she truly is the Queen of Thorns.Queen of Thorns

Metadata Canon Powershot G11. ISO 80. f/4.0 at 1/500 second. Edited using Picasa 3.8.
Taken in June 2011 in front of my house in Bangalore, India.
Note: While the spider is of the genus Peucetia for certain, there are over 17 species that can be found in India. However, almost all of them seem to be endemic, rare and recently discovered (after the 1970s). The only well known species is the Peucetia viridana, and the spider in front of my house is likely the same.

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The Queen of Thorns.

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