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The 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition 

May 24, 2011

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Psechrus, Mt. Banahaw de Lucban  The huge (0.5 to 1m diameter) sheet and funnel webs of Psechrus are common on tree trunks in lowland forest at Mt. Banahaw de Lucban.  Psechridae are endemic to Asia and combine a strange combination of characters: their feet are modified for running on smooth surfaces yet they hang beneath their sheet webs.  Psechrids are related to the worldwide wolf spiders.  The web was photographed at night, after being dusted with corn starch.


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