Last Updated On : Monday, July 31, 2017 10:29:20 PM

A Gallery of  Spider Species of Sabah

Ant mimicry spiders  |  PHOLCIDAE | OECOBIIDAE | TETRAGNATHIDAE | ARANEIDAE | LYCOSIDAE | PISAURIDAE | OXYOPIDAE | PSECHRIDAE | ZODARIIDAE | THOMISIDAE | SALTICIDAE  |


RECENT RECORDS


Singa sp GEMOKEriovixia laglaiseiArgiope reinwardtiArgiope aemula FemaleArgiope chloreis
Arachnura BALUNGAnepsion  peltoidesNeoscona vigilansSinga sp NIAHPoltys sp GREENISH

 


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Family Araneidae
Orb-weaver spiders or araneids are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. Araneids have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs.

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Singa

 

 

 

Singa sp GEMOK

Singa sp GEMOK

2017-07-29 BUKIT GEMOK

 

 

 

Singa sp NIAH

Singa sp NIAH
Female ♀5mm
2017-04-14 NIAH NATIONAL PARK

 

 

 

Singa sp MALIAU BROWNSinga sp MALIAU BROWN

Singa sp MALIAU BROWN
Female ♀3.5mm
Male
♂2.5mm
2015-08-15 MALIAU RIVER

 

 

 

Leucauge sp MALIAU

Leucauge sp MALIAU
Singa sp MALIAU

Male

2015-07-21 MALIAU RIVER

 

 

 

Singa sp BOMBALAI

Singa sp BOMBALAI
Female 4mm
2015-09-06 BOMBALAI

 

 

 

Singa sp MALIAU

Singa sp MALIAU
Female 4+-mm
2015-07-27 MALIAU RIVER

 

 

 

Singa sp POND#2

Singa sp POND
Female
23-8-2009 DRAGONFLY POND

 

 

 

Singa sp POND

Singa sp POND
Female
23-8-2009 DRAGONFLY POND

 
Singa sp BATU LINTANG

Singa sp BATU LINTANG
Female 5mm
25-7-2014 BATU LINTANG

 

 

 

 

 
Macracantha arcuata

Macracantha arcuata
Female ♀10mm
2016-12-25 PORING HOTSPRING

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Gasteracantha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Gasteracantha diardi

Gasteracantha diardi
Female 20mm
6-9-2009 BOMBALAI

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Eriovixia

 
Eriovixia laglaisei

Eriovixia laglaisei
Female
30-6-2009 BUKIT GEMOK
5 records

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Cyclosa

 
Cyclosa bifidaCyclosa bifida

Cyclosa bifida
Female 7.5mm
19-7-2009 Bukit Gemok
Female ♀ 7mm
9-8-2009 BUKIT GEMOK

 

 

 

Cyclosa kumadai

Cyclosa kumadai
FEMALE
21-6-2009 SUKAN

 

 

 

Cyclosa confusaCyclosa confusa
Cyclosa confusa
MALE 3.5mm
16-8-2009 SUNGAI TAWAU
FEMALE
27-1-2013 WHITE BRIDGE
 

 

 

 
Cyrtophora cylindroides
Cyrtophora cylindroides
Female 15mm
2011-9-1 KUNDASANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argiope reinwardti
Argiope reinwardti
2016-01-22 KINABALU LODGE
21MM Female
 
 

 

 

Argiope chloreis

Argiope chloreis

2017-04-17 Bukit Patoi Recreational Park, Brunei

First record for Borneo Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argiope versicolor

Argiope versicolor
New record in Sabah
Female
11-12-2009 PORING

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Arachnura

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Anepsion

 

 

 

Anepsion  peltoides

Anepsion cf. peltoides
♀2mm
2017-03-25 UMS
First New record for Borneo

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Neoscona

 

 

 

Neoscona vigilansEyes of Neoscona vigilans

Neoscona vigilans
♀10mm
2017-07-07 VIPER TRAIL

 

 

 

Neoscona vigilansNeoscona vigilans

Neoscona vigilans
Female 28-9-2008 SEMARAK
Female 16-12-2009 TEAGARD
Total three female records

 

 

 

Neoscona sp SHORTPATH
♀9mm
2017-07-04 SHORT PATH

 

 

 

Neoscona sp ABAKA

Neoscona sp ABAKA
Female
11-10-2009 ABAKA

 

 

 

Neoscona sp ROSE

Neoscona sp ROSE
Female
11-12-2009 ROSE

 

 

 

Neoscona sp SEMARAKNeoscona sp SEMARAK

Neoscona sp SEMARAK
18-10-2009 SG TAWAU
9-7-2009 SG TAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neoscona nautica
Female 8mm
17-11-2014 EDA LOG YARD

 
Neoscona sp SPORT

Neoscona sp SPORT
Female 9MM
8-8-2015 SPORT COMPLEX

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Heurodes

 

 

 

Poltys sp GREENISH

Poltys sp GREENISH

2017-07-07 VIPER TRIAL

 

 

 

Genus Heurodes

Heurodes sp
Tree Stump Orb Weaver Spider
http://www.jamiun.com/?p=246

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Cyrtarachne

 

 

 

Cyrtarachne conica
Female ♀
2017-07-04 SHORT PATH

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Acusilas

 

 

 

Acusilas malaccensis

Acusilas malaccensis
Female 11mm
14-7-2015 THP

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Thelacantha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Lariniaria

 
Liprocea fusiformis/Larnia fusiformisLariniaria SEMARAK
Liprocea fusiformis/Larnia fusiformis
Female 9mm Location : Taman Semarak 15-8-2009

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Araneus

 

 

 

 
Dolophones sp MALIAU

Eriovixia sp MALIAU
Caerostris sp MALIAU
Dolophones sp MALIAU
Female ♀ 20mm
2015-08-05 MALIAU RIVER

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Parawixia

 
Parawixia dehaani

Parawixia dehaani
Female ♀
2016-09-30 WHITE BRIDGE

 

 

 

 

 
Ordgarius sp SEMARAK

Ordgarius sp SEMARAK
1st Record in Borneo
Female 8x10mm
2016-08-30 SEMARAK

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Neogea

 

 

 

Neogea sp SUKAN

Neogea sp SUKAN
Female
21-6-2009 SUKAN (SPORT COMPLEX)

 
Neogea nocticolor

Neogea nocticolor
Female ♀ 3 RECORDS
6-7-2009 BUKIT GEMOK

 

 

 

 

Family Araneidae
Genus Gea

 

 

 

Gea sp BUFFERZONEGea sp BUFFERZONEGea sp BUFFERZONE

Gea sp BUFFERZONE
Male and Female
12-8-2015 BUFFER ZONE
Female 15-6-2014 BUFFER ZONE

 
Gea spinipes

Gea spinipes
Female ♀6mm
10-10-2014 PRAWN FARM, MEROTAI

 

 
The spider family Araneidae has 168 genus with 3000 over species.


More spiders on : Family Araneidae


 


GUIDE TO COMMON SPIDERS IN BORNEO ISLAND (Total 6 pages)
 

The number of spider species of Borneo is getting too large to list into just one page, so this long list is divided into following smaller manageable six parts:

Part 1 : Family : Salticidae - Running Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 2 : Family Araneidae - Orb Web Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 3 : Family Thomisidae - Crab Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 4 : Family Theridiidae - Tangle web spider
            (PDF download)

Part 5 : Family Tetragnathidae - Big-jawed Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 6 : All other minority spider families - New genus, less encountered species etc.. (PDF download)

FAMILY ARANEIDAE
Orb-web Spiders

As the name indicates, Orb-web Spiders weave orb-webs to trap flying insects. After having trapped an insect in their web, many members of this family proceed to wrap their prey in a white shroud of silk to be eaten later.

Some members of this family decorate their webs with extra layers of silk, called stabilimentum.
The Argiope spiders are attractive because of the colours and patterns on their body. They also have quite distinctive webs.

In Sabah the most striking spiny spiders is the Gasteracantha arcuata. The two long, curved spines rising from the sides of its abdomen give it the appearance of a pair of horns.

Orb-weaving spiders produce the familiar flat, ornate, circular webs usually associated with spiders. Orb weavers come in many shapes and sizes, but the brightly collared garden orb weavers, Argiope, are the largest and best-known. The yellow garden spider, Argiope aurantia, is marked with yellow, black, orange or silver. The female body is more than 1 inch long with much longer legs. It is also known as the black and yellow garden spider and sometimes the writing spider because of a thickened interwoven section in the web’s centre.

Male Argiope, often less than 1/4 the size of females, can sometimes be found in the same web with the female. Garden orb weavers are so named because their webs can be found in fields, on fences, around homes and in other locations.

The spiny backed orb weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis, is another distinctive orb weaver common in wooded areas. The unusual flattened, spiny body shape makes it look like a crab. Abdomen colours include white, yellow, orange or red.

Orb weavers are generally harmless but can be a nuisance when they build large webs in places inconvenient for humans.





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