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webs and egg sacs
(Genus as described by I. Agnarsson but see notes below)
female: about 4 mm|
male: about 3 mm
In a small tangled web among green leaves
Too small to cause illness in humans
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.
Known Range: Recorded from Cairns down to the South-east Queensland border ranges.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Thwaitesia nigronodosa.
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Last updated 20 January 2022.