Photography by B.T. Haywood
The small Spiny Spider (Jewel Spider) (Austracantha minax) that
form large webbed communities that can enshroud the tops of the hostplants.
Newly laid eggs
Eggs at stage of larva emergence. Larva head is visible at top of egg.
Larvae emerging from eggs
First instar larva, newly emerged from egg
Late first instar larva
Second instar larva
Third instar larvae. Larva on left is moulting.
Fourth instar larvae, newly moulted
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