Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tent Spider Cyrtophora moluccensis @ Khatib Bhongsu by Kevin
4th Feb at Khatib Bhongsu. This spider was rather big! Slightly smaller than Nephila sp. but heavy bulging abdomen! The web was big too about 1m! its very hard to miss this spider. It is also called a dome-web spider cos of the 3d mesh of web on top and a dome shaped web below. When i saw it it was upside down on the dome. I can't figure if the web catches prey that fly upwards or falls on the dome.. More info on this spider pending! Tell me in the comments if you know more!
id by Shufen
Tent Spider - Cyrtophora moluccensis
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Posted by Kevin at 2:49 PM