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Dolophones species

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Species:
Dolophones species
(identification based on similarities with other known Dolophones species)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: about 5 mm
Habitat:
This spider rests during the day wrapped around a small twig with its legs tucked in, thereby providing excellent camouflage
Toxicity:
The toxicity of the venom of this species is unknown but it is not aggressive and is probably too small to cause illness in humans
Dolophones species
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Front view
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Top of abdomen
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Underneath female

A distinctive feature of this species is the very high head region with its prominent eyes. The feathery fringes of hairs on the legs is also noteworthy.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Most other Dolophones species such as Dolophones conifera.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 October 2009.