Native Animals

Hyllus diardi

Heavy Jumper
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SSN 61154
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Hyllus diardi is commonly known as heavy jumper. It is recognized as one of the largest jumping spiders in the world. The female size can reach up to 15 mm. Its colour is grayish to white shades and sometimes red. It has a pair of enormous eyes with smaller eyes around the head. These eyes allow the spider to judge distance accurately. Like other jumping spiders, this spider does not build a web and rather directly hunt down the preys. Hyllus diardi is not poisonous but its bite might hurt for a few moments, leaving a welt-like mark on the skin. They have venom that is only effective on their preys and does not work on humans at all. This species is widespread in India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore and Malaysia.

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Perak 1
  • Sabah 1
  • Terengganu 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. 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), 335-344. http://www.entomoljournal.com/vol2Issue5/pdf/68.1.pdf
  2. Dzulhelmi, M.N., Wong, C.X., Bakri, A., Faszly, R. & Norma-Rashid, Y. (2016). Short Communication: Spiders of Sabah: Fifty new records including the description of a new Leucauge species. Biodiversitas 17 (2), 799-807
  3. Koh, J.K.H., Norma-Rashid, Y. & Koh, J.W.B. (2013). A preliminary checklist of Sarawak spiders. Sarawak Museum Journal 71 (92), 203-254
  4. 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), 305-322
  5. Norma-Rashid, Y., Rahman, N.A. & Li, D. (2009). Mangrove Spiders (Araneae) of Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research 5 (1), 9-15
Book
  1. Koh, J.K.H. & Bay, N. (2019). Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide. Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia. pp. 497.
  2. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.
  3. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Husni, C.N. (2022). Spiders: 100 Common Species in Penang. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource, Malaysia.
  4. Siti Azizah, M.N., Suhaila, A.H. & Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H. (2019). Fungi, Insects and Spiders of Merbok. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp. 120.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mr. Ikman Bin Sabini, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mrs. Nur Afikah Abdul Shukor, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Husni Che Ngah, Nur Afikah Abdul Shukor & USM

Species Citation :- Hyllus diardi. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/61154. [Retrieved 27 September 2022].

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