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Miturga gilva

Fact Box
Species:
Miturga gilva (RM), (JS)
(or a closely related species)
Family:
Miturgidae
Body length:
female: 18 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
This spider builds a retreat of dense white silk with several entrances. This is normally close to the ground increvices in or under fallen logs. The spider also is known to prowl at ground level, especially during the evenings
Toxicity:
Uncertain; the venom of this species may cause human illness so it should be handled with caution
Miturga gilva
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Side view
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In its retreat
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The male

The retreat made by this spider is normally close to the ground and has several entrances.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Miturga lineata and several similar spiders, including Clubiona robusta and some lycosids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 February 2011.