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  • #261901
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
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    Hi,

    Need help with ID. Thanks.


    Smaller than the next one. Its potential mate (or meal) was a little reddish dot somewhere near (not in this photo).


    Looks similar to Batik Golden Web Spider but lacks the yellow spots.

    If the photos don’t show, please try these links:
    http://kokhuitan3.fortunecity.com/mandai/170109/nephila.jpg
    http://kokhuitan3.fortunecity.com/mandai/170109/nephila2.jpg

    rgds,
    Kok Hui

    #280873
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    If the photos don’t show, please try these links:
    http://kokhuitan3.fortunecity.com/mandai/170109/nephila.jpg
    http://kokhuitan3.fortunecity.com/mandai/170109/nephila2.jpg

    rgds,
    Kok Hui

    hi Kok Hui,
    still no image upon clicking. can u check the url? thanks.

    #280907
    Profile photo of kendokendo
    Member

    I can see the images, but cannot ID.

    #280908
    Profile photo of ptleeptlee
    Participant

    Nope, can’t see the images either. Does the site have a ‘daily viewing/download limit’ restriction? :huh what:

    #280934
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
    Moderator

    I duno what’s the problem. Can try copying the link and pasting into you web browser?

    rgds,
    Kok Hui

    #280935

    Hi Kok Hui,

    Seems like sometimes work and other times not. Anyway, here are the images link from my site :)

    Sorry, can’t help in ID.

    Cheers,
    SC

    #280955
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    the 2nd one:
    http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebook … culata.htm

    Good to pick up a hard copy of the guidebook.

    #280957
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
    Moderator

    Thanks SC. :kudos thumbsup:

    Oh, Sleepycat, it’s just a typical Golden Web Spider? I thought it’s something else, so posted here. :P

    #281043
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
    Moderator

    Did an internet search and found that the first one could be Nephila kuhli:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderman/512158422/in/set-281772/

    #281084
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    Did an internet search and found that the first one could be Nephila kuhli:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderman/512158422/in/set-281772/

    very interesting kok hui..the one at flicr seems to be wearing knee and elbow pads. ;)

    But yours is yellow…different species? I have seen this yellow one at AMK park eons ago anyway…

    #283486
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
    Moderator

    Recently, met someone studying spiders. She told me that the status of the said in flickr is still uncertain. It could also be a black morph (aka ). The only way to be certain is to look at the palps. :doh_alamak:

    #285714
    Profile photo of araneusaraneus
    Member

    Hullo all,
    The view of the leading researcher, Matjaz Kuntner, is that these are different colour forms of .
    best wishes,
    David

    #285835
    Profile photo of kokhuitankokhuitan
    Moderator

    Thanks David for the information.

    #286351

    Hi Guys,

    Just a update about the name of Nephila spiders. N. maculata is a juvenile synonym (same species, but name being proposed late and thus not valid any more) of N. pilipes. Nephila maculata has been used in our local guidebook (Koh, 1989), and now the name have been changed to N. pilipes. When Joseph Koh published his guidebook on the common Singapore spiders, the name was valid. It was found being a synonym after the guidebook been published.

    Nephila kuhli with its orange colour or red color legs and totally black body, looks very differdent from other Nephila species. But morphologically and genetically, it does not show any difference from Nephila pilipes, thus has been considered (Matjaz Kuntner, personal communication) to be the same species as Nephila pilipes. Dr. Kuntner is an spider expert on Nephilidae spiders, and has visited Singapore, and gave a talk in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve two years ago. He is now preparing a scientific paper on the revision of all species of Nephila in the world.

    So, the two photos posted by Kok Hui is actually the same species, Nephila pilipes! ;)

    Yixiong

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