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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Brown Sailor Spider
Neoscona nautica (C. L. Koch) 1875
close-up of female
Colour can range from light brown to almost black. Classification: Family Araneidae, Orb-Web Spiders.
Habitat: Below the ceiling of dark and poorly maintained huts or toilets.
Female: 7-9 mm.
Male: 4-5 mm.
Cosmopolitan. In Southeast Asia, the spider has been recorded in Thailand and Myanmar. New record for Singapore.
  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