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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Common House Jumper
Menemerus bivittatus
(Dufour) 1831
 
close-up of darker male
Male
close-up of lighter female
Female
The eggs are laid in a white silken sac hidden in a crevice. The mother stays inside the sac and guards the eggs until the spiderlings are hatched. Classification: Family Salticidae, Jumping Spiders
Habitat: A "domestic" spider associated with man-made structures.
Female: 7-10 mm.
Male: 7-9 mm.
Distribution: Throughout the tropics.
  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