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    I posted this in the forum some time back but could bot find the post anymore. Anyway, appreciate spider experts to help with the ID. Saw this one in Nee Soon swamp.

    TIA

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    Can’t help with the ID. First time seeing it and thanks for sharing. BTW, where is Nee Soon Swamp. Heard about it a few times but can’t find the location from the street directory.

    #294142
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    A bit hard to ID with the given lighting. But it sure makes a nice picture.

    #294330
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    Thanks for this posting. This spider is a member of the Family Araneidae and likely belongs to the mostly Australian genus . This is an interesting record because, if it is really a , it would represent one of the first few records of this genus in SE Asia and a good record for Singapore.
    David

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    Thanks David for your reply.

    Here are a couple more pics, perhaps they can help in confirmation

    btw NS swamp is just beside the Seletar Reservoir.

    #294498
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    Thanks for this extra posting. Yes, these images confirm the identification.

    Your specimen is a male; it has the complex, swollen palps characteristic of araneid male spiders.

    Because of its structural adaptation and habit of clinging very closely to a branch during the day, is sometimes given the very suitable common name of ‘wrap-around’ spider . At night it releases its hold on the branch and spins an orb web -to catch moths or other night-flying insects.

    Best wishes,
    David

    #294548
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    This is quite thrilling. Thanks David for the extra information.

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