Native Animals

Hersilia sumatrana

Sumatran Two-tailed Spider
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SSN 60954
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Hersilia sumatrana is more commonly known as Sumatran two-tailed spider due to its disproportionately long and pointed spinnerets at the posterior lateral of the abdomen. It is often found on tree trunks and walls of abandoned buildings. This spider is extraordinarily good at camouflaging themselves on tree trunks, where they simply press their flat bodies on the surface, eliminating shadow casts and thus blend effectively with the surrounding. This species is widespread in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar and Philippines. 

Location

by State Location
  • Perak 1
  • Sarawak 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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
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. Koh, J.K.H., Norma-Rashid, Y. & Koh, J.W.B. (2013). A preliminary checklist of Sarawak spiders. Sarawak Museum Journal 71 (92): pp. 203-254

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ilmie Syafiqah Binti Mohd Termizi, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Citation :- Hersilia sumatrana. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/60954. Downloaded on 04 June 2020.

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