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Carepalxis species

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Species:
Carepalxis species
(identification as suggested by Volker Framenau)
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 this small non-aggressive spider is unlikely to cause serious human illness
Carepalxis species
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Front view
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A related species?
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View from above
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Underneath spider

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 September 2010