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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Two-Striped Telamonia
Telamonia dimidiata (Simon) 1899
close-up of black male
close-up of orangey female
Classification: Family Salticidae, Jumping Spiders
Habitat: Foliage in wooded environments.
Female: 9-11mm.
Male: 8-9 mm.
Distribution: Singapore (new record), Indonesia, India.
Legs I and II of the males are armed with thick brushes of bristles.

This species is cited in the toilet seat spider email, which is a hoax originating in 1999.
See the Urban Legends and Folklore webpage.

  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