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webs and egg sacs
(Genus as described by I. Agnarsson but see notes below)
female: about 4 mm|
male: about 3 mm
Probably in a small tangled web among green leaves
Too small to cause illness in humans
In July, 2017 the World Spider Catalog listed only T. argentiopunctata and T. nigronodosa as Australian
Thwaitesia species. Both have variable and hence confusing markings but Thwaitesia nigronodosa can be found in South Queensland unlike
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata, which is a North Queensland species. Its name is based on the dark spots that are typically seen on the top of its abdomen.
Known Range: Known from Cairns down to Melbourne but most common in South-east Queensland and Northern NSW.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Thwaitesia argentiopunctata.
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Last updated 20 January 2022.