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Pentasteron simplex

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Species:
Pentasteron simplex
(Identified by Barbara Baehr, Queensland Museum)
Family:
Zodariidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: 3-4 mm
Habitat:
This a ground-dwelling spider and may be found wandering or in shallow burrows in the ground, or on/under fallen leaves in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
The toxicity of this spider is unknown but it may be too small to be dangerous to humans
Pentasteron ssimplex
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Underneath female

Spiders with a very similar appearance: Some other zodariids, especially some Habronestes species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.