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Argyrodes alannae

Fact Box
Species:
Argyrodes alannae
(Identification derived from a 1999 paper by P. Grostal)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 6.5 mm
male: 5.5 mm
Habitat:
This species feeds on small insects caught on the webs of larger spiders, usually araneids such as Cyrtophora species, and normally reside on the periphery of their webs
Toxicity:
The fangs on this spider seem far too small to be able to cause a human envenomation
Argyrodes species
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A female
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The male
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Under female
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Female and egg sac

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Argyrodes gracilis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 14 July 2017.