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Unknown theridiid species

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Species:
Unknown theridiid species (QM)
(Note: This identification is based on similarities with other known theridiid species. Also note that the variations in markings of the spiders in the photos presented on this page suggest more than one species is included)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 5 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
Like other theridiids this species probably spends most of its time in a small tangled web
Toxicity:
May be too small to be able envenomat a human significantly but handle with caution
Unknown theridiid species
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Another view
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With egg sac?
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Another view
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The male?
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Another view
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The same species?
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Tarsal comb
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Under female

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many small theridiid species and probably some linyphiids as well.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 25 June 2016.