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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Decorative Leucauge
Leucauge decorata (Blackwall) 1864
 
close-up of female showing pattened abdomen
Female
The posterior end of the abdomen is extended beyond the spinnerets.

The abdomen has two slight humps in front; its underside is green. Active during the day.
Classification: Family Tetragnathidae, Big-Jawed Spiders.
Habitat: Grasses and low shrubs in shaded and moist environments.
Female: 7-9 mm.
Male: 8 mm.
Distribution:
Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Northern Australia.
 
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. Members of this family build delicate orb-webs with open hubs. The webs are suspended horizontally or in an inclined plane.
  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