Heteropoda davidbowie

Heteropoda davidbowie

''Heteropoda davidbowie'' is a species of huntsmenspider of the ''Heteropoda'' genus. It was described from Cameron Highlands in peninsular Malaysia and named to honor singer David Bowie and not to increase awareness about conservation as thought.
Red Lips This Huntsman Spider was named in honour of David Bowie - Heteropoda davidbowie. Geotagged,Heteropoda davidbowie,Huntsman Spider,Malaysia,Mulu,Sarawak,Spider,Summer

Appearance

They are sexually dimorphic and body length ranges from medium to large . Males have an overall reddish brown dorsum with distinct brightly colored hairs forming patches and lines. The body has short dense hair, prominently interspersed with long bright orange hairs. The posterior half of body has a distinct red line surrounded by red hairs. The Pedipalps are black, and the legs lack any distinct pattern. Females are similar to males, but the female's dorsum coloration may vary from greyish to reddish brown. Their legs are annulated with dark spots on bright regions, and there's prominent triangular patch on the venter between the epigastric furrow and spinnerets.
David Bowie Huntsman Spider - Heteropoda davidbowie This Huntsman Spider - Heteropoda davidbowie was only identified as a different species in 2008 and named in honour of David Bowie, with particular reference to songs such as "Glass Spider". Geotagged,Heteropoda davidbowie,Malaysia,Penang,Spring,huntsman spider,spider

Distribution

West Malaysia-Cameron Highlands, Singapore, Sumatra in Indonesia and possibly Southern Thailand.
Heteropoda davidbowie, Singapore Also known as the 'Hairy Huntsman' in some parts. Heteropoda davidbowie

Status

While there are no threats known to this species, it is traded as a pet.
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Habitat

Adults are often seen on tree bark. Juveniles were found on leaf litter and leaves on shrubs.

Predators

While there are no threats known to this species, it is traded as a pet.

Evolution

Adults are often seen on tree bark. Juveniles were found on leaf litter and leaves on shrubs.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilySparassidae
GenusHeteropoda
SpeciesH. davidbowie
Photographed in
Malaysia
Singapore