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Euryopis superba/umbilicata

Fact Box
Species:
Euryopis superba/umbilicata (RM)
(Note: This species has long been recognized as E. superba but evidently was prenamed E. umbilicata)
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/umbilicata
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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: Other Euryopis species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 July 2017.