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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Big-Bellied Tylorida
Tylorida ventralis (Thorell) 1877
 
close-up of female showing patterned abdomen
Female
In resting position, the spider stretches its first legs forward and close together.

Members of the species Tylorida have two rows of long, slender curved hairs on the femurs of the fourth leg and have silvery or golden spots on the abdomen.
Classification: Family Tetragnathidae, Big-Jawed Spiders.
Habitat: Heavily wooded gardens and jungle fringes.
Female:5-7 mm.
Male: 5 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, India.
Members of the family Tetragnathidae 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