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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Heavy Jumper
Hyllus diardi (Walckanaer) 1837
close-up of white hairy female
Female (side view)
close-up of face showing eyes
Female (front view)
  Classification: Family Salticidae, Jumping Spiders
Habitat: Often found among foliage near mangrove swamps. Occasionally in waste-land.
Female: 9-15 mm.
Distribution: Singapore (new record), Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam.
Hyllus spiders are big (often over 10mm). They have a thickset cephalothorax and their legs are densely covered with hairs.
  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