Tomato spider

Bright green spider

Bright green spider

It’s not the colour of a tomato and it doesn’t eat tomatoes, but it does look like the calyx of a tomato – which I’ve always called a tomato spider despite it only having five legs.

This spider would be about the right size for a cherry tomato.

There’s more than one in the room because I’ve seen two at a time, but they’re so fast as they scoot up and down the walls and windows that otherwise it could be just one super-energised specimen.

They don’t spin webs but hunt insects by stealth – or so I believe, not having as yet witnessed a kill.

They really are green – most attractive – but not very well camouflaged on our pink walls.

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