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Nucastia species

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Species:
Nucastia species
(R. Raven)
Family:
Corinnidae
Body length:
female: 10 mm
male: 6.5 mm
Habitat:
Under logs or in leaf litter
Toxicity:
Unknown so treat with caution
Nucastia species

The above spider has much in common with Nucastia supunnoides, as described by R. Raven of Queensland Museum. It has the same smoothly domed head region, the dusting of white hairs on the carapace and legs, and the three white chevron marks at the rear of the dorsal abdomen. However, its other markings don't perfectly match those seen on verified images of N. supunnoides so it could be an undescribed but related Nucastia species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other corinnids, especially Nucastia supunnoides, and even some gnaphosids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 February 2017.