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Striped Spider

Description:

Looks like a Phlegra jumping spider but so far no Phlegra species was recorded in Southeast Asia before. A tiny one, maybe still a juvenile. Length about 7mm based on it's ratio to my hair. Abdomen striped with dark and light shades of greyish violet. Legs - orange brown. Head is also brownish orange in color with dark marks. Possibly a ground-dwelling Salticid as it was found on a road pavement and the internet shows photographs of Phlegra spiders on the ground.

Habitat:

Found it on the road in Nirvana Memorial Park (cemetery), Tuaran, Sabah.

Notes:

Another first-time-spotting for me, it was never found again by me afterwards. Finally, this is my first spotting in Tuaran after we just left Kundasang. The previous spotting is still from Kundasang. >>>Map accuracy : 100m radius.

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ChunXingWong
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ChunXingWong

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2009
Submitted on Aug 17, 2012

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