Animals

Siler semiglaucus

Bottlebrush Iridescent Jumper
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SSN 63448
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Adult

Description

Siler semiglaucus is also known as bottlebrush iridescent jumper. This colourful and attractive spider inhabits foliage of shrubs and trees. Male is around 4 to 5 mm and female is usually longer at about 6 mm. It has four headlamp-like enlarged eyes on the front and other four eyes in two rows behind them. The male bears a feathery bottlebrush of black setae on its first legs. Male and female almost look alike except that the male possesses a ring on the tibia of its first legs. This spider is very lively and quick, it is diurnal and very heat-and sun-loving. To catch prey, the spider weaves no web, but recognizes the victim with its large sharp eyes.  This spider lives among the bushes, on plants, especially on large-leaved plants such as ginger and coconut palms. This species can be found in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. 

Location

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

Biodiversity Experts

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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;

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Citation :- Siler semiglaucus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/63448. Downloaded on 04 June 2020.

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