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Phoroncidia species

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Species:
Phoroncidia species
(This identification is as suggested by Dr Helen Smith
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 5 mm
male: about 2.5 mm
Habitat:
Phoroncidia species are said to catch insects during the evenings by waiting at the end of a single thread of sticky silk, but during the day they sit motionless on twigs
Toxicity:
This spider is probably much too small to cause illness in humans
Phoroncidia species
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A noteworthy feature of the appearance of this species is the very lumpy abdomen, the rear part of which has pronounced folding

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some araneids such as the Poltys species and some other Phoroncidia species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 September 2010.