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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Ornamental Tree-Trunk Spider
Herennia ornatissima (Doleschall) 1859
close-up of female on bark
The underside of the abdomen is red, with a large black spot at the centre.

The orb-web is spread only a few millimetres above the bark of trunks.
Classification: Family Araneidae, Orb-Web Spiders.
Habitat: Heavily wooded areas.
Female: 12-15 mm.
Male: 5-6 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, India.
The female sits on a silken cup spun in or near the centre of the web.
  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