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Poecilipta kohouti

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Species:
Poecilipta kohouti
(as identified by Dr R Raven,
Queensland Museum
Family:
Corinnidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
Probably found wandering over open ground or in leaf litter. This fast-running spider is claimed to be an ant mimic
Toxicity:
Unknown but very small so probably harmless
Poecilipta kohouti
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Another view
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Underneath female

Distinguishing features of this spider, in addition to its overall body and shape and colour, are three pale bands on its abdomen and the pattern of small iridescent green spots on the front parts of its body and inner leg segments.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other corinnids (especially Poecilipta species) as well as several members of the Family Zodariidae.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 1 March 2017.