Last Updated on Monday, 15 February, 2016 04:52:01 PM

A Gallery of  Spider Species of Sabah

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INDEX to Spiders of Sungai Tawau
 


Lynx Spiders
that were found in Sabah, Malaysia


FAMILY OXYOPIDAE
Genus Oxyopes

Oxyopes setipes Thorell, 1890 Borneo
Oxyopes gemellus Thorell, 1891 Nicobar Islands, Malaysia
Oxyopes imbellis Thorell, 1890 Malaysia
Oxyopes patalongensis Simon, 1901 Malaysia
Oxyopes auratus Thorell, 1890 Singapore, Sumatra
Oxyopes annulipes Thorell, 1890 Sumatra
Oxyopes birmanicus Thorell, 1887 India, China to Sumatra
Oxyopes lineatipes (C. L. Koch, 1847) China to Philippines, Sumatra, Java
Oxyopes providens Thorell, 1890 Sumatra
Oxyopes taeniatus Thorell, 1877 Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi
and many more Genus

 

           

Oxyopes sp BOMBALAI

Female
23-8-2009 BOMBALAI



Oxyopes sp GUDANG 4

Male & Female found togather

15-6-2014 GUDANG 4

 



Oxyopes lineatipes

Female
10-7-2012 MEROTAI

Male
9-7-2009
SG TAWAU


Oxyopes sp  PRAWNFARM

Male
12-6-2012 PRAWNFARM

 


Oxyopes sp SG TAWAU
#1

Female
1-10-2008  11:55AM
SG TAWAU

 


Oxyopes sp SG TAWAU#2
 

Female
21-9-2014
SG TAWAU
 

           

FAMILY OXYOPIDAE
Genus Hamataliwa

Hamataliwa incompta
Hamataliwa incompta

Female
2015-07-29 MALIAU RIVER
 

Hamataliwa sp TINAGAT
Hamataliwa sp TINAGAT
 


Hamataliwa sp BOMBALAI

Female. Male unknown

Oxyopes sp DYNAWOOD
Hamataliwa sp DYNAWOOD
Female
12-4-2015
DYNAWOOD
 

Genus Hamadruas
 

Hamadruas sp MALIAU

Hamadruas sp MALIAU
Female ♀
2015-08-03 MALIAU RIVER



貓蛛科
Oxyopidae Family

The 9 Genus of Oxyopidae spiders:
1 Hamataliwa
2 Hostus
3 Megullia
4 Oxyopes
5 Peucetia
6 Pseudohostus
7 Schaenicoscelis
8 Tapinillus
9 Tapponia

 



Oxyopes macilentus MALE

Like jumping spiders, they do not weave webs to trap insects.

They hunt actively during the day in the grass or low bushes and shrubs.

Lynx Spiders can be found on trees or grasses, usually on the top of the plants. They are active in day time hunting small insects. They have a long body and long thin legs with long spines. They are colourful with green-yellow, silver and brown bands along their bodies.


 


Oxyopes macilentus MALE

Distinguishing feature of lynx spiders are long legs with thin, sharp spines.

This is a male with 2 large pedipalps.

The male has larger pedipalps, which are used for transferring sperm during mating.


Oxyopes macilentus FEMALE

They hunt in the ways like a cat in slowly approach the prey and suddenly jump to it. Hence the spiders have their name Lynx.

Striped abdomens and spiky legs.

They are active in day time hunting insects size as big as them.


 
Lynx Spiders show parental care in guarding their eggs

This is common in the spider world.

Lynx Spiders do not build web nor retreat but make egg sac on leaves.
 


 

Lynx Spiders have very good vision although their eyes are relatively small.

They have eight eyes, in the pattern four rows of two.


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