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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Larger Housefly Catcher
Plexippus paykulli (Savingny & Audouin) 1825
 
close-up of male with white stripe
Male
close-up of duller coloured female
Female
The egg-sac is guarded by the mother in a silken chamber built at a sheltered corner or in a suitably-sized crevice. Classification: Family Salticidae, Jumping Spiders
Habitat: Walls of buildings, tree trunks.
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