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The 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition 

May 24, 2011

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Micro-orb builder

This is the web of a mysmenid spider from the summit of Mt. Banahaw de Lucban. This three-dimensional orb web is about 3cm in diameter and is built by a spider less then 2mm in length. This is one of the spiders that I have come to the Philippines to find. There is only one described species of mysmenid from the Philippines: this one from the peak is almost certainly a species unknown to science.


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  1. what is the status of this spider?

    Comment by Jomohn — September 30, 2011 @ 11:23 am

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