Native Animals

Plexippus petersi

Common Housefly Catcher
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SSN 60818
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Plexippus petersi is a common household salticid belonging to the family Salticidae. It occurs in most Southeast Asian countries. The male can reach up to 7 mm, while the female can reach up to 9 mm. It feeds primarily on mosquitoes and houseflies (Koh & Bay, 2019). 

Location

by State Location
  • Sabah 1
  • Selangor 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Norma Binti Che Yusoff (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Spiders (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Climate Change
  • PM
  • W
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
  • W
Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Arachnids
  • Insects
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Norma-Rashid, Y. & Li, D. (2009). A checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Peninsular Malaysia inclusive of twenty new records. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 57 (2): pp. 305-322
  2. Dzulhelmi, M.N., Wong, C.X., Goh, T.G., Juhaida, H. & Faszly, R. (2014). Spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) from Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2 (5): pp. 335-344
Book
  1. Koh, J.K.H. & Bay, N. (2019). Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide. Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia. pp. 497.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Species Citation :- Plexippus petersi. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/60818. [Retrieved 27 May 2022].

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