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Long-tailed Tree Trunk Spider

Hersilia sumatrana

Description:

Another species of Hersiliid spider. This one is a male with a fat abdomen and very long limbs. Forehead to spinnerets about 15-30 mm in length.

Habitat:

On forest trees in Rainforest Discovery Center (RDC), Sandakan, Sabah.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy : 200m diameter.

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4 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

These are super fast too!
Moving sideways quickly and "disappear" when they found
a suitable spot to camouflage, then you have to look for it again.
I will try to video a Hersiliid the next time I spot one to show you
how they move around and hide.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Wow! Ours are just tiny by comparison then. I'd like to see these in action. Ours are incredibly fast movers.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

It is a fairly large one.
I guess about 10 - 20mm in length from forehead to abdomen,
spinnerets length excluded.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Nice find Chun. What size is it?

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 8, 2010
Submitted on Dec 28, 2013

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