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Two-tailed Spider

Hersilia savignyi


Hersilia savignyi is a hersiliid spider found in Kerala, Maharastra, Gujarat, Karnataka, West Bengal, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. Popularly called the "two-tailed spider", this spider is common in southern India. It lives on the trunks of large trees — including commonly on the trunk of the coconut palm. Its colour closely matches that of the tree trunks in which it lives. It feeds on moths, ants, and other smaller spiders. Its cocoon is generally laid in the holes or crevices of trees. It can be easily identified by its long spinnerets.

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NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

thats great Chief. do you have this in your collection ?

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

thank you Sumukha for the ID !

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Nuwan, This is a tree-trunk spider/ Two-tailed spider. Here is a similar one from Ashish-

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Alawwa, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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