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Hestimodema species

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Species:
Hestimodema species
(as identified by Dr. R. Raven)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found in crevices in rocks or logs, in leaf litter or on leaves close to the ground in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
The toxicity of the venom of this species appears to be unknown but it probably is far too small to be harmful
Hestimodema species
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View from above
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Underneath female
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Another female
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Another female

This species superficially resembles a wolf spider but has an entirely different eye pattern.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: The miturgid Simonus species as well as some pisaurids and many lycosid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 July 2014.