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Unknown theridiid species

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Species:
Unknown theridiid species (QM)
(possessing similarities with some Achaearanea species)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 3 mm
male: 2.5 mm
Habitat:
Like other theridiids this species spends most of its time in a small tangled web
Toxicity:
Probably too small to cause a significant human envenomation
Unknown theridiid species
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View from above
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With an egg sac
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Another view
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Underside of female

This species produces only a very small web and seems to have some degree of preference for lantana shrubs.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Theridion species and Theridion pyramidale.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 February 2009.