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Theridion theridioides

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Theridion theridioides
(as shown on the website)
This species, which varies in appearance, was previously listed as Tobesoa theridioides: see notes below)
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 2 mm
Little is known of the normal habitat of this species but it seems likely to spend at least some of its time in a small tangled web constructed among dry twigs or in green vegetation. It is very common in South Queensland, building its web in branching dead twigs
Probably too small to cause a significant human envenomation but handle with caution
Theridion theridioides
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Female, egg sac
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More females
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Under female
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Male from above
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Male side view
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Immature male
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Another male
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Its web and eggs

The suggestion that the species shown on this page was once listed as Tobesoa theridioides is is shown in the World Spider Catalog, where Tobesoa theridioides is presently listed as a previous name for Theridion theridioides.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 July 2017.