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Whip spider

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Species:
Ariamnes colubrinus (RM)
(Note: This was its original name but for some years it was known as Argyrodes colubrinus)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 22 mm
male: 13 mm
Habitat:
This spider may be found suspended from twigs or leaves by a small amount of webbing or hanging on screen doors
Toxicity:
Uncertain; probably harmless since this species has small fangs and shows no aggressive tendencies towards humans
Ariamnes colubrinus
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Another view
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Another female
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Immature male

The long, cylindrical abdomen is the reason why this species has been given the trivial name of whip spider.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 5 June, 2013.