Comments & ID Thoughts
I happened upon this gorgeous spider with a web strung up on the branch of a big driftwood tree. I am almost positive that it is an orbweaver of some kind yet the most notable characteristic is the green coloring can only be seen in the dark! While trying to illuminate the spider for a picture, I noticed that it looked white to the eye and even photographed. The only way I was able to capture the green glow was to turn off my lights and my camera flash, then use my telephoto lens on night mode so it could pick it up. The moonlight drowned out the flow a bit but when I tried to shade it from the natural lighting it became agitated so I did the best I could. I have seen many enthusiasts saying there aren't any spiders that exhibit bioluminescense yet I can't come up with a better explanation. In short, this spider only appears green and glowing the LESS light you expose it to.