Last Updated On : Thursday, July 13, 2017 04:19:26 PM
Fecenia sp MATANG

Family: Psechridae
Genus : Psechrus


We have four image records

1- Four Psechrus borneo : 2 female and 2 male
2- One new species : Female Psechrus sp GOMANTONG
 

Psechrus borneo

Psechrus borneo Female Psechrus borneo Psechrus borneo
Psechrus borneo

Male 15mm
17-4-2015

Kanowit,
 Prayer Mountain

 

 

Psechrus borneo

Female
9mm
2-6-2015 Ng Tau, Sarawak

Psechrus borneo

Male
2009-07-12 Gudang 4

Psechrus borneo

Young Female 7mm
2009-07-19 Gudang 4
 


Psechrus GOMANTONG
Psechrus GOMANTONG

Female


11-9-2010 Gomantong

褸網蛛科Psechridae
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Psechrus borneo Levi, 1982 Borneo

Young Female 7mm
19-7-2009 Tawau


Family: Psechridae


Psechrus alticeps Pocock, 1899
Family: Psechridae
Size: 24mm
Distribution: India: Kerala
Habitat: Moist Deciduous forests

These are cribellate spiders and has cribellum on the under surface of its abdomen near spinnerets. Cribellum produces a sticky silk and are kneaded by another structure called calamistrum found in these spiders.

Psechrus alticeps is a large spider that is very common in the forests of Kerala. They spin their webs usually in the bottom of tall forest trees, preferably in hollow found at the bottom of these trees. Spiders remain upside down in its web and on slight disturbance its escapes into safe retreat. Webs are horizontal and consist of two layers usually and are messed up with remains of prey and other debris.

The cephalothorax is brownish yellow in colour with two dark brown longitudinal bands about middle and a dark brown longitudinal band on lateral margin. Abdomen has dark mottled pattern, on light background. On the under surface, abdomen has a median longitudinal white line sometimes bordered by two lateral lines also. Psechrus spiders range from Himalayas and southern china in north to Sri Lanka and Philippines in the south.


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