Published on: May 26, 2022
Bruay-la-Buissière NEWS : http://artedgeek.com/upload.php Money spider discovered in India for first time
- It is an ant-mimicking spider
- Discovered at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Muthanga range
- Commonly found in European meadows
- The species is called so as it is “believed to bring luck” to the person who comes in contact with it.
- Belongs to the family of dwarf spiders (Linyphiidae) under the genus Prosoponoides
- It has been given the name Prosoponoides biflectogynus
- Only six species of spiders belonging to this genus have been identified from across the world so far.
- There are numerous fine black spines on their olive green legs.
- Eight dark eyes are arranged in two rows
- Females build triangular webs in between dry tree twigs and feed on small insects, while males prefer to hide beneath dry leaves.
- Two or more male spiders can be found in the web of a single female.