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Demadiana species

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Species:
Demadiana species
(this identification is as suggested by Volker Framenau)
Family:
Arkyidae formerly Araneidae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm?
male: about 5 mm?
Habitat:
Almost nothing is known about the preferred habitat of this tiny species
Toxicity:
Too small to be dangerous
Demadiana species
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Underneath female

The identity of this species is necessarily uncertain because the place where it was found is unknown to the author and it is unusual in being a melanic form of a species that presumably normally has the same pale colouring as other Demadiana species. Because it is uniformly black the only way its species name might be determined would be by a careful examination of its genitalia, which was not done.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other very small and dark coloured spiders.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 23 April 2017.