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Pear-shaped Leucauge

Opadometa fastigata

Description:

This species is separated from other Leucauge spiders in Singapore by its pear-shaped abdomen and its unique fourth leg (right). In addition to the two rows of curved hairs (characteristic of Leucauge), this leg also has a thick brush of spines which are not present in most other species of Leucauge. Members of the species Leucauge silvery or golden spots on the abdomen. -http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/spiders/text/Leucauge_fastigata.htm

Habitat:

spotted on a remote area in the city (Brgy. Conde Itaas, Batangas City) located on a mountain with a very few human residents.

Notes:

0.5cm - 0.7cm in size

3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Interesting color pattern and information!

thanks a lot, bayucca for the ID! :)

Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 27, 2014
Submitted on Dec 10, 2014

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