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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Scarlet Acusilas
Acusilas coccineus (Simon) 1895

close-up of reddish femaleHides in a retreat made of a rolled leaf suspended in the centre of the web.
close-up of spider in its leaf hideout

Juvenile in a
rolled leaf retreat

Classification: Family Araneidae, Orb-Web Spiders.
Habitat: In Singapore, found only in the primary forest of Bukit Timah Hill.
Female: 8-11 mm.
Male: 5-6 mm.
Distribution: Singapore (new record), Malaysia, Brunei (new record), Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Japan.
  From "A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders" by Joseph K. H. Koh
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by British Petroleum
© 2000 Joseph K H Koh