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Family Clubionidae
Sac Spiders

Family Clubionidae
(Sac Spiders Short Legs)

There are 2 families of sac spiders 1) Family Clubionidae and 2) Family Miturgidae


Family Clubionidae
Genus Malamatidia
 

    Malamatidia bohorokensis
Malamatidia bohorokensis
Female ♀
2016-02-09 VOCATIONAL COLLEGE
 
   

 


Family Clubionidae
Genus : Malamatidia

 
Malamatidia KINABALU
     

Family Clubionidae
Genus Clubiona

Clubiona is a large spider genus that occurs worldwide, although in South America, it is only found in Chile. They are commonly called leaf curling sac spiders.

 

 

Clubiona sp TAWAU

9 Aug 2009 Sun

Clubiona sp MALIAU
Clubiona sp MALIAU

Female ♀2mm
2015-08-17 MALIAU RIVER
 
   

 

 

 

Malamatidia sp BATU LINTANG

Pristidia longistila
Male
9 January 2012 Batu Lintang, Sarawak
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Cheiracanthium sp MEROTAI
Cheiracanthium sp MEROTAI
Female. Male unknown
 

The sac spiders of the family Clubionidae have a very confusing taxonomic history. Once this family was a large catch-all taxon for a disparate collection of spiders, similar only in that they had eight eyes arranged in two rows, conical anterior spinnerets that touched and were wandering predators that built silken retreats, or sacs, usually on plant terminals, between leaves, under bark or under rocks.

These are now recognized to include several families, some of which are more closely related to the three-clawed spiders, like lynx and wolf spiders, than to true "clubionoids."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac_spider

The spiders are not large and mostly brownish without any clear markings. They are nocturnal hunters and they spent their daytime in a densely woven silk cell that often had two openings. The spiders make their living tubes under stones, loose bark, between moss but also between leaves.


Mating takes place in this living tube. There is almost no foreplay when the male approaches the female. The mother guards here eggs and after hatching the young remain in the living tube for some time.
The do not make a web to catch but actively hunt for their prey. They use two tactics for prey capture. The easy way, just wait or like a cat crawling to the prey and jump on it. They can walk on rough or flat surfaces like glass.
The fourth leg pair are often the longest pair. Their spinners are large.
The species are very similar in appearance and determination by look is almost impossible.

 

The family Clubionidae spiders has 16 genus :

1 Arabellata
2 Carteroniella
3 Carteronius
4 Clubiona
5 Clubionina
6 Dorymetaecus
7 Elaver
8 Invexillata
9 Malamatidia
10 Matidia
11 Nusatidia
12 Pristidia
13 Pteroneta
14 Scopalio
15 Simalio
16 Tixcocoba

17 Cheiracanthium (genus transfered from Family Miturgidae)


Family Clubionidae
Genus :
Pristidia

    Malamatidia sp BATU LINTANG

Pristidia longistila

9 January 2012 Batu Lintang, Sarawak

9-1-2012 LINTANG

 

   

Family : Clubionidae
Genus Nusatidia

10 Species :

 

 


Nusatidia borneensis
Female 

Nusatidia borneensis  Male

Nusatidia borneensis
Male

   

Family Clubionidae
A genus transferred from Family Miturgidae

Genus : Cheiracanthium

Cheiracanthium sp COMPLEX
Cheiracanthium sp COMPLEX

Female
14mm

TAWAU SPORT COMPLEX

22-8-2014

Cheiracanthium MEROTAI

 

     

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