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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Elegant Golden Jumper
Chrysilla lauta Thorell 1887
 
close-up of male with colourful face
Male
As part of the decorations for courtship display, the male palps and fore-legs are adorned with glittering scales. Classification: Family Salticidae, Jumping Spiders
Habitat: Foliage in gardens.
Male: 5-7 mm.
Distribution: Singapore (new record), Myanmar, Vietnam.
  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