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Friday, January 6, 2012

Tropical spiders

All the spiders you see here were photographed within Malaysia - mostly in the Peninsula. Only a couple of them were photographed in Sabah (East Malaysia, Borneo), either Danum Valley, or Maliau Basin.

Ant-mimic crab spider, Amyciaea lineatipes, mating! More bugs porn here:D
Ant-Mimic Crab spiders -Amyciaea lineatipes tropical spiders IMG_1261 copy

A male ant-mimic crab spider, Amyciaea lineatipes, with weaver ant prey
male ant-mimic crab spider with weaver ant prey IMG_3083 (2) copy
More ant-mimic spiders here.

Tarantula (Coremiocnemis hoggi ?)
tarantula Coremiocnemis hoggi IMG_5750 copy

tarantula Coremiocnemis hoggi  IMG_5821 copy

tarantula Coremiocnemis hoggi  IMG_5831 copy

The compulsory portrait shot!
portrait of a tarantula spider IMG_9237 copy

tarantula spider, Coremiocnemis hoggi IMG_9211 copy

Tarantula in threat pose!
R0021917 copy Tarantula threat pose!

Giant armored trapdoor spider, Liphistius malayanus
giant armored trapdoor spider, Liphistius malayanus IMG_9176 copy

giant armored trapdoor spider, Liphistius malayanus IMG_9181 copy

Giant armored trapdoor spider, <i>Liphistius malayanus</i> IMG_9151 copy

Orange crab spider on purple wildflower
Gorgeous Crab Spider tropical spider (IMG_6643 copy)

Twig Like Feather Legged Spider, Uloboridae. Possibly Miagrammopes sp. ID credit: Nicky Bay.
IMG_9939 copy

Huntsman posing for me.
huntsman frontal shot IMG_5448 stk copy


Huntsman spider with egg sac.
huntsman spider with egg sac IMG_6143 stk copy

A really pretty female Heteropoda lunula
Hunstman spider - Heteropoda lunula IMG_1924 copy

Hunstman spider - Heteropoda lunula IMG_1943 copy

Hunstman spider - Heteropoda lunula IMG_1908 copy

A female Bolas spider with a much smaller male, Cyrtarachne fangchengensis
male and female bolas spider Cyrtarachne fangchengensis malaysian spider IMG_9128 copy

Common Garden Spider, Parawixia dehaani
Common Garden Spider, Parawixia dehaani  Malaysian spiders IMG_8880 merged copy

Another Parawixia sp. spider
parawixia sp. IMG_3344 copy

A mating pair of lichen huntsman spiders. Natural light. Tips on natural light macro photography here.
mating pair of lichen huntsman spiders IMG_0306 copy

Lichen huntsman spider with spiderlings. Check out my post on a huntsman life cycle here.
Lichen huntsman with spiderlings...IMG_2191 merged copy

Mother lichen huntsman with her spiderlings...R0016739 copy

Tiny jumping spider with caterpillar prey. More jumping spiders here.
tiny jumping spider with caterpillar prey IMG_1328 copy

Ogre faced spider / net casting spider /gladiator spider, Deinopidae.
Ogre faced spider / net casting spider /gladiator spider, Deinopidae. IMG_8954 copy

A nursery web spider with wasp prey?
nursery web spider with wasp prey IMG_8472 copy

 A Malaysian black and gold huntsman (family Sparassidae, Thelcticopis sp., Tube-dwelling spiders) and a daredevil yellow crazy ant! LOL. Huge spider, 25mm body length!
Malaysian Black and Gold Huntsman IMG_8834 copy

A Lynx spider with beetle prey
lynx spider with beetle prey IMG_0880 copy

A pinkish crab spider
pinkish crab spider IMG_3879 copy

A female green jumping spider, Epeus sp.  guarding her precious eggs...the eggs were about to hatch anytime soon!
green jumping spider guarding her eggs IMG_8836b copy

Another egg guarding Epeus sp. mom chasing away an ant
Epeus sp. jumping spider guarding egg IMG_1128 copy

 Viciria sp. jumping spider life cycle, from eggs to spiderlings
Viciria sp. jumping spider life cycle
See a complete life cycle series from eggs to spiderlings of a Viciria sp. family here.

Jumping spider with newly hatched spiderlings. More motherly love from the invertebrates here.
green jumping spider with spiderlings....IMG_4496 copy

A wolf spider momma with spiderlings on her back
wolf spider momma with spiderlings IMG_3356 copy

Ant mimic jumping spider. More mimicry here.
Another ant-mimic! :D ........IMG_3184 copy

Another ant-mimic jumping spider, Myrmarachne plataleoides
ant-mimic jumping spider, Myrmarachne plataleoidesIMG_8850 copy

A nursery web spider with jumping spider prey
nursery web spider with jumping spider prey IMG_3161 copy

A green lynx spider with red Dindymus sp. bug prey (family Pyrrhocoridae), from Danum Valley.
green lynx spider with red pentatomidae bug prey IMG_9271 copy

Portia spider.
intelligent portia spider IMG_8145 copy

Bird dung crab spider with wasp prey, Maliau Basin.
bird dropping crab spider with wasp prey IMG_7551 copy

Green huntsman spider
green huntsman spider IMG_8808merged copy

A female green huntsman guarding her egg sac
a female green huntsman guarding her egg sac IMG_8899 merged copy

Another gorgeous green huntsman, Olios sp.(?) on pink Cordyline terminalis plant. Merged from 4 shots. Tutorial on merging here.
gorgeous green huntsman spider IMG_0204merged copy

A beautiful spiny orb weaver, Macracantha arcuata
spiny orb weaver, Macracantha arcuata, longhorned orb weaver spider IMG_0024 copy

macracantha arcuata, long horned orb weaver spider IMG_9865 copy

macracantha arcuata, long horned orb weaver spider IMG_9091 copy

Gasteracantha doriae
IMG_9348 stk copy

IMG_9147 copy

A handsome male Orsima ichneumon wasp mimic jumping spider. Check out some really cool ant-mimics here.
IMG_9873 copy

A female Orsima ichneumon 
Orsima ichneumon , female jumping spider IMG_0001 copy

A female Herennia spider.
IMG_9841 copy

A female Herennia sp. spider with caterpillar prey
Female Herennia sp. spider with caterpillar prey IMG_9754 copy

The same female Herennia sp. spider with a much smaller male nearby
big female Herennia sp. spider with a smaller male IMG_9740 copy


A nursery web spider with eggsac.
Nursery web spider with egg sac.......IMG_2025 copy

Heurodes spider?
Heurodes spider? IMG_4859 copy

Spitting spider, Scytodes velutina(?) with babies.
spitting spider with babies IMG_7647 copy

Mommy spitting spider sharing her moth prey with her precious spiderlings :)
mother spitting spider sharing her moth meal with spiderlings IMG_8555 copy

A closer look:
IMG_8555 cropped

Another spitting spider with hatching spiderlings
spitting spider with spiderlings IMG_0555 copy

Male Long-jawed Orb Weaver Tetragnathidae
Male Long-jawed Orb Weaver Tetragnathidae IMG_9851 copy

Huntsman spider with eggssac. The spiderlings were about the hatch!
huntsman spider with egg sac IMG_8655 copy

Huntsman spider with newly hatched spiderlings
huntsman spider with spiderlings IMG_8696 (2) copy

One of the spiderlings from the same brood as above, on an empty egg sac.
huntsman spiderlings IMG_8690 copy

Huntsman spider with winged termite prey
IMG_7273 copy huntsman spider with winged termite prey

Crab spider (Camaricus maugi) with treehopper prey
Crab spider with treehopper prey....IMG_9847 stk copy

An identified Salticid. A mimicry of Camaricus maugi above? More about it here.
Jumping spider...IMG_5218 copy

Raft spider/fishing spider (Dolomedes sp.)with dragonfly (Neurothemis ramburii) prey
raft spider with dragonfly prey IMG_6353 copy

Another raft spider/fishing spider but with a tiger moth prey.
raft spider/fishing spider with tiger moth prey IMG_9208 merged copy

A female orb weaver, Acusilas malaccensis, with stunning colors, guarding her precious egg sac.
beautiful female orb weaver spider guarding egg sac IMG_0647 copy

An orb weaver spider with her lunch
orb weaver spider with stink bug lunch DSC_3046.jpg

Lynx spider with winged termite prey
Lynx spider with winged termite prey...IMG_0159 pano copy

Lynx spider with Ponerine ant prey.
Lynx spider with Ponerine ant prey IMG_9709 copy

A Zodariid spider with assassin bug prey.
IMG_9921 copy Zodariid spider with assassin bug prey

Spiny orb weaver, Gasteracantha hasselti
Gasteracantha hasselti spiny orb weaver IMG_9329b copy

An assassin bug trapped in a spider's web
Assassin bug trapped in spider web.....IMG_3372 copy

Spiders don't always win. Sometimes they fall victim to wasps!

Wasp with spider prey
spider wasp with prey IMG_9663 copy

Blue wasp with spider prey
wasp with spider prey IMG_9491 copy

The same wasp in my palm :D
IMG_9496 copy

Jumping spider down
spider wasp with jumping spider prey IMG_6188 copy

Wasp with crab spider prey
wasp with crab spider prey DSC_7733 copy

Wasp with orb weaver prey
wasp with orb weaver prey IMG_6120 copy

Wasp with jumping spider prey
wasp with spider prey IMG_9667 copy

Wasp with huntsman prey
wasp with huntsman prey IMG_7474 copy

Wasp with spider prey
wasp with spider prey DSC_7001 copy

Pompilidae wasp with crab spider (Camaricus maugi) prey.
Pompilidae Wasp with spider prey...IMG_3235 copy

Zodariid ground spider with ant prey
Zodariid ground spider with ant prey IMG_3810 copy

Another Zodariid with ant prey.
zodariid spider with ant prey IMG_1253 copy

A golden comb footed spider with egg sac and newly hatched spiderlings!
golden comb footed spider with egg sac and newly hatched spiderlings IMG_3523 copy

Golden comb footed spider with wasp for supper
golden comb footed spider with wasp for supper IMG_2745 copy

No ID, with prey.
Colorful spider with prey IMG_3385 copy

Male and female Clubionidae(?) in the same nest
male and female Clubonidae spiders in the same net IMG_2741b copy

Crab spider with ant prey. You can see bubbles in the ant's leg.
crab spider with ant prey. IMG_1643 copy

Jumping spider with Malay Baron caterpillar prey
jumping spider with malay baron caterpillar IMG_9709 copy

Nursery web spider?
nursery web spider IMG_7931 copy

Aetius nocturnus, Ant-mimic sac spider
Aetius nocturnus  Ant-mimic sac spider. IMG_0022 copy

Heteropoda davidbowie(?)
huntsman Heteropoda davidbowie IMG_6578 merged copy

Heteropoda davidbowie
IMG_8718 merged copy Heteropoda davidbowie

with cricket prey
IMG_8906 copy Heteropoda davidbowie

Thelcticopis sp. with prey
IMG_3808 merged copy Thelcticopis sp. spider

Heteropoda boiei
Heteropoda boiei IMG_5530 copy

Portrait of a Caerostris sumatrana
IMG_9233 copy Caerostris sumatrana spider

Another Caerostris sp. spider I found at night.
IMG_0122 copy Caerostris sp.

IMG_0128 merged copy

I normally see Zodariid spiders with ant prey but this one caught herself an assassin bugs. Totally cool!
IMG_9921 copy Zodariid spider with assassin bug prey

A gorgeous lichen huntsman spider, Pandercetes sp.
IMG_9468 copy Lichen huntsman spider, Pandercetes sp.

A two tailed spider, Hersilia sp. with prey.
IMG_9691 copy Hersilia sp. spider with prey

Argiope spider with prey
IMG_9068 copy Argiope spider with prey

Cyphalonotus sp. spider
IMG_8811 copy Cyphalonotus sp. spider

Similar spider, with shorter "stalk"
IMG_8506 copy Cyphalonotus sp. spider

A much bigger Cyphalonotus sp. spider
IMG_0305 copy

A crab spider with spider prey
IMG_8827 copy crab spider with spider prey

A Clubionidae sac spider with caddisfly prey
IMG_8893 copy Clubionidae sac spider with caddisfly prey

Romphaea sp. male spider, Theridiidae.
IMG_0090 copy male Romphaea sp. spider (Theridiidae)

More spiders related posts:

1. Ant-mimic crab spider eating weaver ant
2. More ant-mimic spiders
3. Wonderful jumping spiders
4. Ant-mimic crab spider - mating!
5. Male red ant-mimic jumping spider
6. Tropical spiders
7. Jumping spider life cycle
8. Lichen huntsman life cycle
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