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Erigone species?

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Species:
Erigone species?
(This tentative identification is based partly on similarities with a spider presented by Jennifer Shield as Erigone prominens)
Family:
Linyphiidae
Body length:
female: 3 mm
male: 2.5 mm
Habitat:
Often in a small web in green vegetation but may be also be found in moist leaf litter
Toxicity:
May be be too small to be harmful
Erigone species?
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Front view
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An Erigone male?
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A related species?

The species shown here appears to be quite common in Eastern Australia but is not often noticed because of its small size.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some small araneid and theridiid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 26 November 2012.