The Jorōgumo is creature from Japanese folklore, depicted as a spider that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. In this form, the Jorōgumo would entice men into a quiet location and begin to play a biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While he is distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in silk threads and devours the unsuspecting individual.
'Verdant' by J.A.W. Cooper. Find out more about Cooper and see more of her awesome art in her interview at wowxwow.com (drawing, painting, figurative, animals, nature, symbolism, narrative, surreal, surrealism, sketch, sketchbook)