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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Silver Leucauge
Leucauge argentina (Van Hasselt) 1882
 
close-up of female with patterned abdomen
Female
The web is about 20-30 cm in diameter and is usually suspended at an inclined plane of 45 degrees. Members of this family build delicate orb-webs with open hubs.
Classification: Family Tetragnathidae, Big-Jawed Spiders.
Habitat: Low vegetation along jungle tracks.
Female: 4-5 mm.
Male: 3 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Indonesia.
Members of the species Leucauge have two rows of long, slender curved hairs on the femurs of the fourth leg, and silvery or golden spots on the abdomen.
  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