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Phoroncidia species

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Species:
Phoroncidia species
(The spider shown on this page may be an undescribed species but it is similar to known Phoroncidia species)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3 mm
Habitat:
This species probably lives in a simple tangled web among leaves or under loose bark
Toxicity:
Unknown, but this spider be too small to harm a human
Phoroncidia species
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Front view
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Underneath male
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The female

This species is distinguished by the silvery plates that cover much of the abdominal surfaces.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of small spider species, including some other Phoroncidia species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 February 2013.