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Scorpion - mimic Spider


A small jumping spider species which seems to be mimicking the appearance of a Chaerilus scorpion - species of small scorpions that live in tree barks and wood gaps. This jumper may be a smaller species of the Bavia genus, about 5mm in length. It has a striking similarity with the Indian Bavia insularis (suggestion by Atul). Also similar to the informal species - Bavia cf. kairali.


On low plants with wide leaves in Tawau Hills Park headquarters, Tawau, Sabah, Borneo.


>>>Map accuracy : 10m radius. Spotted this with Dan near where we have lunch. Dan's spotting of it

1 Species ID Suggestions

Atul 4 years ago
Scorpion Mimic Jumping Spider
Bavia cf insularis NMBE - World Spider Catalog

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ChunXingWong 3 years ago

Thanks Felix!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jun 9, 2016

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