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Simonus species

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Species:
Simonus species (QM)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
This species is most likely to be found on the ground in leaf litter or on green leaves close to the ground in eucalypt forests in a range of localities
Toxicity:
The toxicity of the venom of this species appears to be unknown so it should be handled with caution
Simonus species
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View from above
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Underneath spider

This species superficially resembles a wolf spider but has multiple pairs of strong spines lying along the undersides of its first two pairs of legs.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some pisaurids and many lycosid species.


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