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White-moustached Portia

Portia labiata


This species is a predator that specialized in hunting other spiders. Male, about 8mm. Spiders of this genus are known as the most intelligent spiders for their ability to plan their strategy in capturing preys. Their slow and shaky movement with appearance looking like forest detritus help them to camouflage well to avoid detection from preys and predators. Watch how it moves -


On the Canopy Bridge in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.


>>>Map accuracy : 3km radius. This is my best spotting of a Portia spider. I was very glad to be able to spot this with Dan. Do take a look at my first Portia spotting -

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Portias are amazing! Good pics ChunXingWong.

ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Thank you very much Ashutosh. I agree with you.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

My favourite genus!This ones a male, awesome shots!

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Sep 16, 2015

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