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Longjawed Orb Weaver

Opadometa sarawakensis

Description:

large spider, blue and red abdomen

Habitat:

tropical rainforest, 700m

Notes:

It's not a great photo, but I only spotted this once in Malaysia in Maliau basin.

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Longjawed Orb Weaver
Opadometa Sp.
Red and Blue Spider
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5 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Chun, nice to see it get a species name. I've updated.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 5 years ago

Good news Dan!
This species is finally described just last year as "Opadometa sarawakensis".

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

I am still amazed how beautiful and majestic this spider is and yet it is still undescribed until now.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Beauty...

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Ignacio.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 29, 2014
Submitted on Aug 3, 2014

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