Striated Tylorida

Tylorida striata

Tylorida striata, previously known as Tylorida ventralis among other synonyms, is a species within the Tylorida genus, part of the orb-weaver spider family Tetragnathidae. Orb-weaver spiders are known for their intricate web designs, used for capturing prey. Tylorida striata is known for its elongated abdomen with distinctive, often striated or mottled, coloration that can vary from brownish to yellowish tones. They create classic orb-shaped webs for hunting.






















Tylorida striata

Other Information


Like all orb-weaver spiders, Tylorida striata is venomous, utilizing its venom to immobilize prey caught in its web. However, the venom is generally not considered dangerous to humans, typically causing mild symptoms such as localized pain or swelling at most, if bitten.

A Danger to Humans?

Tylorida striata poses minimal danger to humans. These spiders are not aggressive towards humans and tend to avoid encounters. Bites are rare and not considered medically significant.

Population Status

Specific data on the population size of Tylorida striata is not widely available. However, the species is known to occur in a variety of habitats where conditions support web construction and access to prey, suggesting stable populations in suitable environments.

Striated Tylorida (Tylorida striata), Photo by David Lowenthal

Life Span:
The life span of Tylorida striata, as with many spiders, can vary but generally spans about a year, allowing for a cycle of mating, egg-laying, and the emergence of new spiders within a single season.

Weight and Length:
Female 5-7 mm, Male 4-6 mm.

Widespread species from Comoros Islands on the West, India, China, Indonesia (Bali) to Australia in the east

Striated Tylorida (Tylorida striata), Photo by David Lowenthal

Habits and Lifestyle:
These spiders are primarily nocturnal, constructing or repairing their webs at night to catch prey. During the day, they may hide in nearby foliage or retreats. Tylorida striata’s web often includes a retreat area where the spider can rest while waiting for prey to become ensnared.

Diet and Nutrition:
Their diet consists mainly of flying insects that become trapped in their webs. The spider uses its venom to immobilize prey before consumption.

Mating Habits:
Mating behavior involves the male cautiously approaching the female, often while she is occupied with feeding, to minimize the risk of being attacked. After mating, the female lays eggs in a silk sac, which she may attach to vegetation or the web itself.