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Carepalxis species

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Species:
Carepalxis species
(similar to Carepalxis poweri as presented by Ramon Mascord)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: about 5 mm
male: about 3 mm?
Habitat:
This spider may build a small, tight orb web late in the evening which it destroys next morning
Toxicity:
Unknown, but but this small non-aggressive spider is unlikely to cause significant human illness
Carepalxis species
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Front view
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Side view

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of other orb weaver genera.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 September 2009