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The 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition 

May 24, 2011

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Theridiosomatidae Theridiosomatids are micro-orb weaving spiders and are mostly less than 3mm in length.  They make modified, often asymmetrical orb webs and actively manage these webs by pulling and jerking the lines with their short, powerful legs.  It has been said that to collect theridiosomatids your feet must be wet.  This was the case: I photographed these  on the cliffs along the Taitai River near Mt. Banahaw de Lucban.


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