INDEX to Spiders of Sungai Tawau

Oxyopes sp SG TAWAU

Family: Oxyopidae
Genus: Oxyopes
Species:  Oxyopes sp SG TAWAU

Female
1-10-2008 11:55AM

SUNGAI TAWAU  1 OCT 2008 WED 11:54AM
 

Oxyopes sp SG TAWAU is a temporary name after the location it was found, the Sungai Tawau River.  Actual species name uncertain. It could be a Hamadruas hieroglyphica.

Genus Oxyopes spiders are abundant spiders easily found in a garden.
 

 

Photo above : A female Oxyopes sp SG TAWAU guarding her egg sac on a dried grass stall.


Oxyopes eyesight is not as good as that of the jumping spiders.

 The hexagonal arrangement of the eyes is characteristic of this genus.

Oxyopes have two large front eyes besides a smaller pair, two on the side of their head and two large ones looking above and backward giving an almost 360 degree view


Spiders of Sabah  September 21, 2014 05:11:25 PM

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