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Thwaitesia argentiopunctata

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Species:
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata
(Genus as described by I. Agnarsson but see notes below)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3 mm
Habitat:
In a small tangled web among green leaves
Toxicity:
Too small to cause illness in humans
Thwaitsia argentiopunctata

In July, 2017 the World Spider Catalog listed only T. argentiopunctata and T. nigronodosa as Australian Thwaitesia species. Both have variable and hence confusing markings but Thwaitesia argentiopunctata is claimed to be a North Queensland species, unlike Thwaitesia nigronodosa. Its name is based on the silvery plates that are on the top of its abdomen.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Thwaitesia nigronodosa.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 July 2017.