Thursday, January 22, 2009
Yellow-Abdomen Spider (The Real Thing)
Two days ago, I posted a photo of the Spiderman in action on Cihampelas street. This one is of a real spider that lives here.
I spotted this yellow-abdomen spider in the front yard garden of my house the other day. It's about 2 centimeter long. Honestly speaking, I don't know which species it is. (If you happen to know, please do kindly let me know.)
Please don't blame me for not knowing. There are nearly 38,000 species of spider that have been identified up to this date. With such a huge number, I think it takes a specialist to really pin point which species this particular spider belongs to. For a rather comprehensive introduction to this magnificent animal, you may want to read this Wikipedia article.