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Nigma sp.


Found this spider on a mountain on an unknown plant. It had made a web on the upperside of the leaf(Photo #3) and was inside the web when i found it. We can see the eye-arrangement in Photo # 2 & #5. Two eyes on the front and two eyes each on the left and right side of its head and also a pair of eyes on top of its head.


Found on the upperside of a leaf making a web on the upperside of the leaf. Western ghats region.


Family- Dictynidae.

No species ID suggestions


Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 5 years ago

Thank you so much Agnes..!

You have such a lovely spider collection, Sumukha.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 5 years ago

Yes Chun. This one is a Nigma sp. No doubt in that..! Will y to find out the species for this one. Thanks for your suggestion..:)

ChunXingWong 5 years ago

Vlada Hula suggested Nigma sp., Dictynidae.
I am agreeing with his ID.
Wikipedia mentioned that the only Nigma species in India is Nigma shiprai.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 5 years ago

Thanks Chun. Found this inside one of the dense forests in our place..! Will be very happy to find an ID for this one..:)

ChunXingWong 5 years ago

This is one of the coolest spider you have ever shared.
It has a very distinctive look and yet I could not find a match to ID it.
Well done, Sumukha.

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.92, Long: 75.06

Spotted on Oct 13, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2013

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