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Unnamed gnaphosid species

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Species:
Unnamed gnaphosid species (QM)
(but clearly an ant mimic)
Family:
Gnaphosidae
Body length:
female: perhaps 4 mm
male: unknown
Habitat:
Probably mostly found wandering on green leaves or the bark of trees
Toxicity:
Unknown and probably too small to he hazardous to humans
Unnamed gnaphosid species
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Distinguishing features of this kind of spider are its ant-like appearance, its wide-set cylindrical spinnerets and especially the dense brushes on the undersides of the first pair of walking legs.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some ant-mimic salticids such as Rhombonotus gracilis but the species shown above does not have the eye pattern of a salticid.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 30 August 2010.