Last Updated On : Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:08:07 AM


A Guide to Common Spiders in BORNEO ISLAND. Started in 2004 this guide includes general information on 200 over species of spiders that inhabit Borneo Island, accompanied by photographs taken of them. This guide covers only a small percentage of the species commonly seen on the island, most of which are on the larger end of the scale.
 

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)


 

Recent Spider Records in Sabah, North of Borneo Island
 

Mimetus sp LUCIAMimetus sp LUCIA
Mimetus sp LUCIA
♀3mm
♂3mm
2017-01-23 MT LUCIA
 
  Mesida sp SHORTPATH
Mesida sp SHORTPATH
♀3.5mm
2017-07-04 SHORT PATH
Dendrolycosa icadia Dendrolycosa icadia
♀14mm
2017-04-14 NIAH CAVE, SARAWAK
Eriovixia laglaisei
Eriovixia laglaisei
Female
30-6-2009 BUKIT GEMOK
Philoponella raffrayiPhiloponella raffrayi
Philoponella raffrayi
♀6mm
2017-05-31 Universiti Malaysia Sabah
First New record for Borneo
Argiope chloreis
Argiope chloreis

2017-04-17 Bukit Patoi Recreational Park, Brunei
First record for Borneo Island
Arachnura BALUNG
Arachnura sp BALUNG
Heteropoda sp PAPAR
Heteropoda sp PAPAR

2017-03-11 KAWANG PAPAR
First New record for Borneo
Cocalus murinus
Cocalus murinus
♀8mm
2017-03-31 Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre
First New record for Borneo
Anepsion  peltoides
Anepsion cf. peltoides
♀2mm
2017-03-25 UMS

First New record for Borneo
Ummidia sp BORNEO
Ummidia sp BORNEO
♀9mm
2017-07-16 PHOTO SESSION
First New record for Borneo
Spartaeus sp PAPAR
Spartaeus sp PAPAR


2017-03-11Kawang Papar
First New record for Borneo
 
Acantheis sp NEW
Acantheis sp NEW
♀11mm
2017-07-06 Tawau Hills Park
First New record for Borneo
 
Mastira sp UMS
Mastira sp UMS

2017-03-06 UMS
Universiti Sabah
First New record for Borneo
  Heteropoda sp BORNEO-2
Heteropoda sp BORNEO-2
♂20mm
2017-07-16 PHOTO SESSION
 
Heteropoda sp BORNEO
Heteropoda sp BORNEO
♂20mm
2017-07-16 PHOTO SESSION
 
Heteropoda sp TBL
Heteropoda sp TBL

♂ Male 10mm 2017-07-16 TBL
 
Pandercetes sp BORNEO
Pandercetes sp BORNEO
♂9mm
2017-07-16 PHOTO SESSION
First New record for Borneo
 

Fecenia sp MATANG
♀12mm
2017-04-09 MATANG WILDLIFE CENTER

Neoscona sp SHORTPATH 

Cyrtarachne conica 

Thomisidae new genus
Thomisidae new genus VIPERPATH

♀10mm+-
2017-07-07 VIPER PATH
Poltys sp GREENISH
Poltys sp GREENISH

2017-07-07 VIPER TRIAL
Neoscona vigilans Neoscona vigilans
♀10mm
2017-07-07 VIPER TRAIL
 
Singa sp NIAH
Singa sp NIAH

Female ♀5mm
2017-04-14 NIAH NATIONAL PARK
Rhitymna pinangensis
Rhitymna pinangensis ♀14mm
2017-07-07 Viper Trial
 
Lycopus sp BOMBALAI
Epidius sp BOMBALAI

Female ♀
2015-09-06 BOMBALAI
Heteropoda natans
Heteropoda natans

♀38mm
2017-07-07 VIPER TRAIL
 
 

 


 


 


Relative of spiders:

There are mainly five common arachnid families.
1- Araneae (Spiders)
2- Acari (Ticks and Mites)
3- Opiliones (Harvestmen)
4- Pseudoscorpiones (Pseudoscorpions)
5- Scorpions

Apart from above five main families there are also
6- Amblypygi (Tailless whipscorpions)
7- Palpigrade (Micro whipscorpions)
8- Ricinulei (Hooded tickspiders)
9- Schizomida ("split middle" whip scorpions with divided exoskeletons)
10- Solifugae (Wind scorpions, Camel spiders, Sun spiders)
11- Uropygi (Whiptailed scorpions, Vinegaroons)
 

See GUIDE TO COMMON SPIDERS IN BORNEO ISLAND for more spiders in Borneo
 

1

Order
Opiliones
A) Harvestman (Laniatores)
B) Daddy-long-leg (Palpatores)

2

Order Pseudoscorpiones
C) Pseudoscorpian

 

3

Order
Acari
D) Tick
E) Mite

4

Order Scorpions
F) Scorpions

 



Recent Update


Crassignatha danaugirangensis

Euophrys BOMBALAI
Euophrys BOMBALAI


Euophrys BOMBALAI

Phlegra NIRVANA
Phlegra NIRVANA

Siler semiglaucus
Siler semiglaucus

Carrhotus TANAH MERAH
Carrhotus TANAH MERAH

Hygropoda TABLE
Hygropoda TABLE

SPIDERS of SABAH
A Gallery of  Spider Species of Sabah
(Including Sarawak and Brunei)

 

SPIDER CLASSIFICATION

About 35,000 spider species are recognized today. These are sorted into about 100 families in 3 suborders.

To identify spiders often one need to examine obscure features of their anatomy --

1) Their mouthparts
2) Spinnerets (silk-producing parts)
3) Leg structure.

GUIDE TO COMMON SPIDERS IN BORNEO ISLAND
蜘蛛 (網路圖鑑): http://subject.forest.gov.tw/species/twspider/index.htm
Ant mimicry spiders

The World Spider Catalog, Version 6.5
American Museum of Natural History

Spiders of North America: an identification manual
Edited by Darrell Ubick, Pierre Paquin, Paula E. Cushing, and Vince Roth

The American Arachnological Society

The International Society of Arachnology

USA Spider Identification Chart : http://www.termite.com/spider-identification.html


蜘蛛目
Order Araneida

A pictorial browser of Spiders of Borneo
and of the world



Spiders that web a flat sheet hangs under web. There are three families:
1- Family Linyphiidae
2- Family Nephilidae
3- Family Linyphiidae

 


 

 

 

 


 

SPIDERS THAT
DO NOT WEAVE




Spiders that live on ground without web :
1- Family Theraphosidae
2- Family Sparassidae
3- Family Ctenidae
4- Family Corinnidae
5- Family Gnaphosidae
6- Family Pisauridae
7- Family Lycosidae


LIKE SPIDER BUT NOT A TRUE SPIDER
A) Harvestman (Laniatores)
B) Daddy-long-leg (Palpatores)
C) Pseudoscorpian
D) Tick
E) Mite

Spiders that live near water
 - Family Pisauridae
 

 

 


 

SPIDERS OF BORNEO

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