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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Kidney Garden Spider
Araneus mitificus (Simon) 1886
 
close-up of spider showing eyes and abdomen
Female
Builds an orb-web with a missing segment.
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Hides in a curled leaf with a silken roof at the edge of the web.
Classification:Family Araneidae, Orb-Web Spiders.
Habitat: Gardens, wayside vegetation.
Female: 9 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Japan.
spider in its silken hideaway
  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