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Cribellate Orb Weaver

Unidentified Uloboridae

Description:

When I first encountered this spider, I identified it wrongly. Based on the information now available, I can do no better than Unidentified Uloboridae. According to Wikipedia, the following Uloboridae are present in Philippines. Astavakra sexmucronata (Simon, 1893), Miagrammopes brooksptensis Barrion & Litsinger, 1995, Miagrammopes maigsieus Barrion & Litsinger, 1995, Purumitra grammica Simon, 1893, Uloburus plumipes, Lucas, 1846, Uloborus sexfasciatus Simon, 1893, Uloboris viridimicans Simon, 1893 and Zosis geniculata Walckenaer, 1841. I have a spotting of Zosis geniculata in Project Noah which I believe will stand. The image in Wikipedia for U. plumipes establishes that my spider shown here is not that species. So there are 6 others in this list, one of which must be my specimen, but I cannot find images of them for comparison.

Habitat:

Spotted in front garden climbing around on foliage. It was on the underside of a leaf and appeared to be starting to weave a new web. I couldn't get a decent position for a picture, so I turned the leaf over to get some pictures and, of course, that disturbed the spider momentarily. When I look in the Properties > Details of my pictures, I can see that my interruption of the spiders work was less than two minutes. The first photo was at 3:14 p.m. and the last at 3:15 p.m. My camera is not set to show the seconds.

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6 Comments

John B.
John B. a month ago

To: Mark Ridgway,
My goodness, Mark. You surely know your spiders also. I usually have a lot to say (often too much), but I find myself lost for words right now. I just don't know how to convey my thanks for your help. So let me just say thank you very much and let you get some sleep it is very late for me to be troubling you with my spider problems. John B.

John B.
John B. a month ago

To: Mark Ridgway
Yes I have seen a lot of Albert Kang's stuff also. I can try him also. But I have another notification from yourself. I have not looked yet - is that the I.D. of my spider? I can't wait to open it and have a look. John B.

John B.
John B. a month ago

To: Mark Ridgway
Thanks Mark. I will try and contact him tomorrow. You're right, I have seen some of his stuff. Its very good. I think he's in Sabah so we have something in common, I was out there for a while in the early sixties. Thanks again, John B.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

In your region Chun Xing Wong has much spider knowledge...
https://www.projectnoah.org/users/ChunXi...

John B.
John B. a month ago

To: Mark Ridgway
Hi Mark, thank you for your comment. You were really quick to notice this one. I was still reviewing it in edit mode to see if there were any mistakes when your comment arrived. But it is always nice to know that you are out there, keeping an eye on things for the rest of us. Since I have your attention for a moment, can I ask if you know any good spider people out there who might be able to offer some advice on my SPOTTING last Saturday. I am truly stuck with that one. Regards, John B.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

A wonderful piece of engineering.

John B.
Spotted by
John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 24, 2020
Submitted on Jun 28, 2022

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