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Euryopis elegans

Fact Box
Species:
Euryopis elegans
(this identification is as suggested by Dr Robert Raven)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 3 mm
male: about 2.5 mm
Habitat:
This species lives on/under bark or in leaf litter rather than in a web
Toxicity:
May be too small to harm a human
Euryopis elegans
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A related male?
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The same male?
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The same male?
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Another male

Note: Dr Greg Anderson has stated that at least some Australian Euryopis species may soon be listed as Emertonella species.

Euryopis species belong to the theridiid subfamily Hadrotarsinae and are considered to be specialized ant predators.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Euryopis species and Euryopis superba.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 November 2009.