Tag: Indian Spiders

Top 3 Indian Spiders

Top 3 Indian Spiders

spiderFamily: Araneidae
Size: 8-10 mm
Distribution: India, China
Habitat: Moist Deciduous forests.

This is an orb web builder. They rest to the side of the web in a dull coloured silken retreat which may be spun up between the leaves of shrubs. The tips their front legs can often be seen sticking out of the retreat, in contact with a signal thread which runs directly to the centre of the web.

 

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Family: Araneidae
Size: Female: 8-12 mm; Male: 3.5-4.5 mm
Distribution: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives
Habitat: Moist Deciduous forests in the sunny parts

These spiders construct vertical webs in shrubby plants and decorate their webs with stabilimenta. They usually rest in a head down position on the web. As one approaches the web, they hold their position until the last moment before slipping round in a flash to hide on the other side of the stabilimentum. Argiope is spread across tropics to temperate regions.

 

Family: Araneidae
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Distribution: India: Kerala, Sikkim, Meghalaya; Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Malaysia
Habitat: Moist Deciduous forests

cyclosa bifida

Spiders of this species spin vertical orb webs in the vegetation, usually found at height of about one meter above the ground. Across the diameter of the web, a stabilimentum is present formed of pieces of debris and egg sacs. The spider sits at the centre of the orb among debris, the cryptic colouration and its habit of hiding among the debris in the stabilmentum makes the species inconspicuous. The genus Cyclosa occurs world wide, ranging from the temperate regions to the tropics.