has a rich Arachnid fauna with most of the World’s Families
represented, as well as a handful of small Families unique to the
region. Among these are included some of the world’s most
beautiful spiders – peacock jumping spiders. Not only are
the colours of the mature males sensational, the semaphore courtship
dancing techniques are as complicated as those of many birds.
When it comes to spider favouritism I think small
and daytime activity, I think big eyes, I think colour, I think
diversity of just about every aspect of spiderdom, I think behaviour,
I think the largest Family of spiders on earth – Jumping
Spiders. SE Asia has some of the most amazing
spiders living today – these represent just a small sample
of the gifts granted to me.