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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Capped Black-Headed Spider
Zygiella calyptrata (Workman) 1894
 
close-up of female with white abdomen The web is a complete orb with a close hub. The spider hides in a curled leaf nearby during the day. Classification: Family Araneidae, Orb-Web Spiders.
Habitat: Edge of primary forests.
Female: 5 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar.
   
Female  
   
  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