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Austrammo monteithi

Fact Box
Species:
Austrammo monteithi
(This ID suggested by Dr Robert Raven (QM) and as shown in the gnaphosoid paper published by Norman Platnick. This is the only known Austrammo species in Eastern Australia, which is where this spider was found)
Family:
Ammoxenidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
Probably in a crevice web or wandering at ground level in leaf litter or bare ground
Toxicity:
Unknown but probably too small to be danerous to humans
Austrammo monteithi
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Another view
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Another view
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Webbing in crevice
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The matching male?
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Another view
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Eye pattern

Distinguishing features of this kind of spider are its dark colouring and iridescent sheen. It is a fast-moving ground spider.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some gnaphosids and gnaphosoid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 July 2016.