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Laperousea species

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Species:
Laperousea species
(this identification is based on similarities with Laperousea as illustrated by Davies, the known Australian species being L. blattifera)
Family:
Linyphiidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
In small webs in low shrubs/tall grasses in moist locations
Toxicity:
Not naturally aggressive and much too small to be able to cause human illness and few, if any, bitings have ever been reported
Linyphiid species
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Female epigynum

The shape of the epigynum of the female of this species seems to be distinctive enough to be of use for its identification

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other linyphiids and some small araneid and theridiid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 26 November 2012.