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Euryopis superba

Fact Box
Species:
Euryopis superba (RM)
or a closely related species
(Note: Australian Euryopis species may soon be listed as Emertonella species)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
This species normally lives under loose bark or in leaf litter with minimal web production
Toxicity:
May be too small to harm a human
Euryopis superba
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Side view
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With its egg sac
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Underneath female

Euryopis species belong to the theridiid subfamily Hadrotarsinae and are considered to be specialized ant predators.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Euryopis species and Euryopis species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 11 January 2009.