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Argoctenus pictus

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Species:
Argoctenus pictus
(Identified as explained below)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: about 5 mm
Habitat:
Likely to be found on the ground, in crevices or under rocks
Toxicity:
Unknown so handle with caution
Argoctenus pictus
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Another view
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Male, closer view
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Underneath male
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The female?

The taxonomy of the Australian zorids has not been completely studied as yet, some species remaining undescribed. The one shown on this page certainly qualifies as a zorid based on the descriptions given by Raven, Baehr and Harvey and appears to be an Argoctenus species as described by Dr.Raven in 2008. In addition, the images presented are a reasonable match for that placed on the Flickr website by Adam Parsons for a spider he found in Southern NSW due west from Wollongong and which he labelled Argoctenus picta.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Argoctenus species and a variety of spiders from several different families.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 March 2017.