Spiders of Sungai Tawau
INDEX
Family : Salticidae
Spiders that live on ground without web
GUIDE TO COMMON SPIDERS IN BORNEO ISLAND

Thelacantha brevispinaSpecies: Thelacantha brevispina

Thelacantha brevispina

Family: Araneidae
Genus: Thelacantha
Species: Thelacantha brevispina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelacantha

 

♀9mm
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This female Thelacantha brevispina is 9mm in body length.
 

T. brevispina, has two distinct white spots on its back and six red spines approximately 2 mm long.

Their sharp spines make them unpleasant morsels for birds and other predators.

The female spiders hang by their short legs in the center of the webs.


 

Side view of the female Thelacantha brevispina

This spider was found above the ground under a young coconut tree.