A scarce type of spider that is known as the “sequined spider,” “mirror spider,” or “twin peaked Thwaitesia” is found throughout every state of Australia. You’ve probably already realized that this spider species is silvery sequins adorning its bodies.
The reflective scales that line their abdomens consist of reflective guanine. These spiders utilize it to color themselves. The colors are yellow, cream, green, or red. Male spiders can’t grow more significantly than 3mm in size, while females may expand to as large as 4 millimeters. There aren’t any specifics on their eggs, or whether they create webs. However, they feed on insects of small size and feed on leaves, just like the other animals.
In microscopic detail, it is evident that the patches of skin pulse in response to the spider’s heartbeat, allowing them to change their size in the event of danger. The effect of shining is created when they reflect sunlight. It is to the advantage of the spider since it can hide in the glare.
It is known that some species with distinctively attractive body parts are venomous to humans. The question of whether this is the case for this particular beauty is still to be determined.
The photos below were taken at Australia in Australia and Singapore.