Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Octonoba sybotides
Octonoba sybotides Uloboridae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Found in woods and green space from flatlands to mountains and also at parks in cities. Is a small spider about 5 mm and prefer shady woods and underwood. Body color is brown with white spots on abdomen. Is seen from early summer and built slightly tilted orb web between plants. White spiral patterns (stabilimentum) in the center of the web are distinct, helping spiders to blend into the background. This pattern is the origin of the Japanese name of uloboridae family Uzugumo literally meaning spiral spiders.

●Length Female about 4 to 6 mm / Male about 4 to 5 mm
●Adults Flight Season  June to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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