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Theridion pyramidale

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Theridion pyramidale (RM)
(It has recently been suggested that this may may actually represent a group of closely related species rather than just a single species, which might explain some variations in appearance among individual specimens)
Body length:
female: 4.5 mm
male: 3 mm
This species builds a complex web of inverted 'tents' among shrubs in eucalypt forests
This species may be too small to cause a serious human illness
Theridion pyramidale
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Another view
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The female's web
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With spiderlings
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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

The colours of the banding patterns on the abdomen of this spider are distinctive.

Known Range: Mainly found from Gladstone down to Melbourne and across to Tasmania.

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

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 January 2022.

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