|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
|Distinctive Features||Looks like a dead leaf|
|Skin Color||Green to light brown|
These spiders are teardrop in shape with brownish-green in coloration and have a long, almost neck-like structure to connect its head to its abdomen. Vein-like markings cover its body.
While leaf masquerading is particularly common among arthropods and other small animals, this is the only known spider to do so as of February 2017, although other spiders are known to drag dead leaves from th ground into trees to conceal their presence.
They use their silk to attach to leaves to tree branches where it masquerades as a dead leaf and although not yet fully studied, is believed to use its camouflage for both ambush strategy against their prey as well as a disguise to hide them from their own predators.
- This species was the first spider species discovered to directly mimic a leaf with its body (as opposed to using existing leaves as camouflage).