The comb helps to draw
sticky threads of silk from the spinnerets to wrap any prey caught in the
web. When the victim is securely enveloped in silk, the spider will then
approach it and bite through the silky bundle, extinguishing any further
signs of struggle.
not live as a commensal in the webs of other spides. Builds its own
web, which is a simple Y-shaped structure.
Classification:Family Theridiidae, Comb-Footed Spiders.
Habitat: Low vegetation in mangrove
Female: 5 mm.
Male: 3.5 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Indonesia,
Myanmar, Sri Lanka.
members of the family Theridiidae have a "comb" of serrated
bristles on the last segment (tarsus) of the fourth leg.