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Theridion pyramidale

Fact Box
Species:
Theridion pyramidale (RM)
(but more likely to qualify as an Achaearanea species)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 4.5 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
This species builds a small tangled web among shrubs in eucalypt forests; this web usually is not connected with the ground, unlike some web-building theridiids
Toxicity:
This species may be too small to cause a serious human illness
Theridion pyramidale
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View from above
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Side view
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Another species?
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With egg sac
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Male, female, retreat
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The male
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A juvenile
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Another juvenile

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other small theridiids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 24 June 2016.