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GUIDE TO COMMON SPIDERS IN BORNEO ISLAND (Total 6 pages)
 

The number of spider species of Borneo is getting too large to list into just one page, so this long list is divided into following smaller manageable six parts:

Part 1 : Family : Salticidae - Running Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 2 : Family Araneidae - Orb Web Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 3 : Family Thomisidae - Crab Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 4 : Family Theridiidae - Tangle web spider
            (PDF download)

Part 5 : Family Tetragnathidae - Big-jawed Spiders
            (PDF download)

Part 6 : All other minority spider families - New genus, less encountered (PDF download)


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Family Thomisidae
Crab Spiders do not build webs to trap prey, though all of them produce silk for drop lines and sundry reproductive purposes; some are wandering hunters and the most widely known are ambush predators. Some species sit on or beside flowers or fruit, where they grab visiting insects.

 

 

 

Family Thomisidae
NEW GENUS

 

 

 

Thomisidae new genus


Thomisidae new genus VIPERPATH
♀10mm+-
2017-07-07 VIPER PATH

 
Thomisidae new genus
Thomisidae new genus
Female
7-6-2014 ESPLANADE

 

 

 

 

Genus Talaus

 
Talaus xiphosusTalusABACA

Talaus xiphosus
Female
23-8-2009 BOMBALAI

 

 

 

 

 
Misumena sp ABAKAMisumena sp PUIYUK

GENUS Misumena
Misumena sp ABAKA Female 11-10-2009 ABAKA
Misumena sp PUIYUK Male 21-10-2009 PUIYUK

 

 

 

 

Genus Synema

 
Synema sp GUDANG 4
Synema sp GUDANG 4
Female
15-6-2014 GUDANG 4

 

 

 

 

Genus Epidius

 
Epidius sp MEROTAI

Epidius sp MEROTAI
Female
21-1-2015 MEROTAI

 

 

 

 

 
Spilosynema New Species

Spilosynema New Species
Female
21-10-2009 PUI YUK

 

 

 

 

Genus Pharta

 
Pharta sp SEMARAK

Pharta sp SEMARAK
New species found in 2015 in Borneo
24-7-2015 SEMARAK Papaya Garden

 

 

 

 

Genus Oxytate

 
Oxytate virens


Oxytate virens
Female 4mm
31-8-2009 BOMALAI HILL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Thomisidae
Tmarus sp BATU LINTANG
Female
25-7-2014 BATU LINTANG

 
Tmarus sp EDAGenus Tmarus

Genus Tmarus
Tmarus sp EDA Female 3.5mm
23-9-2014 EDA

 

 

 

 

 
Runcinia sp Sg TAWAU
Family: Thomisidae  Subfamily: Thomisinae
Runcinia sp Sg TAWAU
Female
Location SUNGAI TAWAU 26-7-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family: Thomisidae
Genus Borboropactus
 

 
Borboropactus sp SG TAWAU
Borboropactus sp SG TAWAU
Female
Location : SUNGAI TAWAU 22-1-2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Phrynarachne sp MEROTAI

Genus: Phrynarachne
Phrynarachne sp MEROTAI
1-10-2014 MEROTAI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genus Cebrenninus

 
Cebrenninus rugosus

Cebrenninus rugosus
Female ♀
2015-08-04 MALIAU RIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genus Lycopus

 

 

 

Lycopus sp BOMBALAI

Lycopus sp BOMBALAI
Female ♀
2015-09-06 BOMBALAI

 
Lycopus rubropictus

Lycopus rubropictus
Female
10-12-2009 SEASIDE

 

 
 
A male spider in the Genus Thomisus
A male spider in the Genus : Thomisus
Size: 3 mm

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FAMILY THOMISIDAE
Crab Spiders

 

Crab Spiders (Thomisidae)
Crab spiders do not actively hunt for food nor do they weave webs to trap insects. They are slow-moving creatures which lie in ambush for prey. (Please see my article Ambush Artistes.) They walk sideways like crabs do, hence the name. As these pictures show, they lurk on flowers or leaves, and strike when an insect lands in front of them.
In this wait-and-capture method of securing their meals, crab spiders are sometimes aided by camouflage and mimicry, their body blending with the flower on which they are waiting. In some cases, they even mimic bird droppings. When you get acquinted with Family Thomisidae, you’ll find that there are quite a few species of the bird-dung mimics (Phrynarachne species).
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Genus Lycopus

    Lycopus sp BOMBALAI

Lycopus sp BOMBALAI

Female ♀4mm
2015-09-06 BOMBALAI

Lycopus rubropictus

Lycopus rubropictus

Female
10-12-2009 SEASIDE

 

Genus Talaus

    Talaus xiphosus
Talaus xiphosus

Female
23-8-2009 BOMBALAI

 

   


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More about Family Thomisidae

CRAB SPIDERS & RUNNING CRAB SPIDERS

Other Names: Thomisids (crab spiders), Philodromids (running crab spiders)
 

Key to identify crab spider (family Thomisidae).

1. No orb web. They are hunters.
2. Do not walk around fast. Only crawl slowly but most of the time stay still in wait.
3. Eyes are small, all in the anterior.
4. Walks sideways like crabs.
5. While being stationary, the legs are usually spread open.
6. Common place to be found is inside or on top of a flower.
7. Many have the first 3 pairs of tarsus facing forward is resting position.
 

Family Thomisidae
This large family has 3000 over known species.

They are not active hunters and make more use of the camouflage techniques than other spiders. The color of the spider is adapted to the hunting terrain they use and is mostly extravagant. They remain unmoved until the prey arrives and catches it. With a venomous bite they kill their prey and suck it dry.

Crab spiders can be found on flowers or leaves of plants. Often the crab spider remains for days, even weeks at the same spot.

The front two legs, that are often larger and stronger than the other six, are held sideways, ready to catch the prey immediately. Because they sit on easily spotted places, they are also easy to catch by the predators. When they spot a possible enemy, they move quickly at the other site of the flower or leave.

Their eyesight is poorly developed. They have normally two big and two small front eyes.

170 genera,  2,000 over species

Amyciaea
Aphantochilus
Coriarachne
Diaea
Heriaeus
Misumena
Misumenoides
Misumenops
Ozyptila
Pistius
Rejanellus
Runcinia
Synema
Thomisus
Tmarus
Xysticus
Etc....................

1 Acentroscelus
2 Acracanthostoma
3 Acrotmarus
4 Alcimochthes
5 Amyciaea
6 Angaeus
7 Ansiea
8 Aphantochilus
9 Apyretina
10 Ascurisoma
11 Avelis
12 Bassaniana
13 Bassaniodes
14 Boliscodes
15
Boliscus
16 Bomis
17 Bonapruncinia
18
Borboropactus
19 Camaricus
20 Carcinarachne
21 Cebrenninus
22 Ceraarachne
23 Cetratus
24 Coenypha
25 Coriarachne
26 Corynethrix
27 Cozyptila
28 Cymbacha
29 Cymbachina
30 Cynathea
31 Cyriogonus
32 Deltoclita
33 Demogenes
34 Diaea
35 Dietopsa
36 Dimizonops
37 Diplotychus
38 Domatha
39 Ebelingia
40 Ebrechtella
41 Emplesiogonus
42 Epicadinus
43 Epicadus
44
Epidius
45 Erissoides
46 Erissus
47 Felsina
48 Firmicus
49 Geraesta
50 Gnoerichia
51 Haedanula
52 Haplotmarus
53 Hedana
54 Henriksenia
55 Herbessus
56 Heriaesynaema
57 Heriaeus
58 Heterogriffus
59 Hewittia
60 Hexommulocymus
61 Holopelus
62 Indosmodicinus
63 Indoxysticus
64 Iphoctesis
65 Isala
66 Isaloides
67 Lampertia
68 Latifrons
69 Ledouxia
70 Loxobates
71 Loxoporetes
72
Lycopus
73 Lysiteles
74 Majellula
75 Massuria
76
Mastira
77 Mecaphesa
78 Megapyge
79 Metadiaea
80 Micromisumenops
81 Misumena
82 Misumenoides
83 Misumenops
84 Misumessus
85 Modysticus
86 Monaeses
87 Musaeus
88 Mystaria
89 Narcaeus
90 Nyctimus
91 Ocyllus
92 Onocolus
93 Ostanes
94
Oxytate
95 Ozyptila
96 Pactactes
97 Pagida
98 Parabomis
99 Paramystaria
100 Parasmodix
101 Parastephanops
102 Parastrophius
103 Parasynema
104 Pasias
105 Pasiasula
106 Peritraeus
107 Phaenopoma
108
Pharta
109 Pherecydes
110 Philodamia
111 Philogaeus
112 Phireza
113
Phrynarachne
114 Physoplatys
115 Pistius
116 Plancinus
117 Plastonomus
118 Platyarachne
119 Platythomisus
120 Poecilothomisus
121 Porropis
122 Pothaeus
123 Prepotelus
124 Pseudamyciaea
125 Pseudoporrhopis
126 Pycnaxis
127 Pyresthesis
128 Reinickella
129 Rejanellus
130 Rhaebobates
131
Runcinia
132 Runcinioides
133 Saccodomus
134 Scopticus
135 Sidymella
136 Simorcus
137 Sinothomisus
138 Smodicinodes
139 Smodicinus
140 Soelteria
141
Spilosynema
142 Stephanopis
143 Stephanopoides
144 Stiphropella
145 Stiphropus
146 Strigoplus
147 Strophius
148 Sylligma
149 Synaemops
150 Synalus
151
Synema
152 Synstrophius
153 Tagulinus
154 Tagulis
155 Takachihoa
156
Talaus
157 Tarrocanus
158 Taypaliito
159 Tharpyna
160 Tharrhalea
161 Thomisops
162 Thomisus
163 Titidiops
164 Titidius
165 Tmarus
166 Tobias
167 Trichopagis
168 Ulocymus
169 Uraarachne
170 Wechselia
171 Xysticus
172 Zametopias
173 Zametopina
174 Zygometis

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