Unidentified

Picture ID 98017

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

This tiny spider had its legs folded under it. Have not seen one like this earlier.

  • Submitted by: 
    Nitin17g
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 6, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Bengaluru, India
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

I think it is in genus Cyclosa, there are several Cyclosa species in India. They make an orb web as well as supplemental webs of other styles. Here’s a link to all of the current species in the genus. Scroll down to the grey horizontal bars for the species and ranges. https://wsc.nmbe.ch/genus/301.

TangledWeb

Aww, that’s cute. I’ve learned to ask kids how they will react before I show them small wild animals. I warn them about what is safe for them and the animals. It decreases the grabbing, screaming, and killing greatly. 🙂