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(ID by Greg Anderson)
(Note: this spider matches
I. Agnarsson's genus Thwaitesia but the species to be found in Australia are uncertain.
In June, 2016 the World Spider Catalog listed only T. argentiopunctata and T. nigronodosa
as Australian species but both have variable and hence confusing markings
female: about 4 mm|
male: about 3 mm
Probably in a small tangled web among green leaves
This timid and non-aggressive spider is too small to cause illness in humans
However, since both species vary greatly in markings and there may also be some presently unnamed Thwaitesia species in this country.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Theridion pyramidale.
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Last updated 29 June 2016.