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  Green Orb Spider

 

Thailand

On the face of it, the Green Orb Spider is a bright-green version of the Golden Orb-web Spider (fig.), but with yellowish joints reminiscent to those of the Batik Golden Web Spider (fig.).

 

Like the Golden Orb-web Spider, it also has two distinctive lines that run across the back of its abdomen, yet in reality it is a species in its own right, with the scientific name Peucetia viridana and belonging to the genus Peucetia, i.e. a genus of lynx spiders.

 

  Green Orb Spider

 

  Green Orb Spider

 

It is found from India to northern Thailand. This one was spotted near Pai, in Mae Hong Son province, and is guarding an egg sac. See also List of Thai Insect Names.