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Phoroncidia species

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Species:
Phoroncidia species
(may be undescribed as yet)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 2.5 mm
Habitat:
Phoroncidia species are said to catch insects at night using a single thread of sticky silk, but during the day they sit motionless on twigs
Toxicity:
This spider is probably much too small to cause illness in humans
Phoroncidia species
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The almost flat, off-white upper abdomen with a black patch at its front edge is probably a characteristic of this species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of small spider species, including some other Phoroncidia species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 february 2013.