A common denizen of dark corner of houses. This one is wrapping up food.
This is a black morph female Nephila pilipes. The small male was nearby. Shot at Mandai.
Another Nephila pilipes at Mandai.
On 13Feb at Botanic Gardens, saw this female Batik Golden Web Spider mating with a tiny male. There was at least one more male on the web. The larger triangular red spider is an Argyrodes, which could sometime be found on Golden Web Spider web living commensally with the host. There was also a dead female Golden Web Spider, apparently leftover food. A fierce battle must have had happened here!
Body approx. 1.5cm. Produced extremely sticky strands.
Araña saltarina negra, se trata en este caso del macho. La hembra es más dorada.
Photo by Juan and Loriann.
Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization. As of 2008, at least 43,678 spider species, and 109 families have been...