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Phaeacius Jumping Spider

Mintonia silvicola

Description:

Finally got this one identified. It is a female Mintonia silvicola jumping spider (Salticidae). Closely related to the Phaeacius genus, they have the same habitat preference. This species have 2 black triangular marks on the sides of it's abdomen. I've measured it's length, 8mm from forehead to spinnerets. It is a female. It's third pair of eyes (counted from it's front) are large if compared to other jumping spiders. Camouflages itself on tree trunks, tree barks and wait quietly for prey to come close.

Habitat:

On barks of trees. Found in Poring Hot Springs Park, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia.

Notes:

I was hoping this could be a new species of Phaeacius spider but turns out it is from another genus. >>>Map accuracy : 1km radius.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 5 years ago

Thank you textless.
Another Phaeacius species from India.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/124...

textless
textless 6 years ago

Beautiful spider!

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 6.03, Long: 116.73

Spotted on Dec 14, 2009
Submitted on Oct 15, 2011

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