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Phycosoma species

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Species:
Phycosoma species
(ID: H. Smith but see below)
Family:
Theridiidae
(Subfamily Hadrotarsinae)
Body length:
female: 1.5 mm
male: perhaps 1 mm
Habitat:
Little is known of the normal habitat of this species but it may spend at least some of its time in a very small tangled web under loose bark or in leaf litter
Toxicity:
Much too small to be capable of causing a significant human envenomation
Phycosoma species
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View from above
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Underneath female

In February 2013 Platnick's World Spider Catalog contained no Australian Phycosoma species but it is presumed that there are a number of still undescribed species in Australia.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of small spider species including Phycosoma species?.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 11 February 2013.