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Meotypa pulcherrima

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Species:
Meotipa pulcherrima
(formerly Chrysso pulcherrima)
(ID by Greg Anderson)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found in a tangled web associated with green leaves in eucalypt forests but is so small that it is found only by shaking the branch it is on strongly enough to dislodge it
Toxicity:
Unknown but the fangs on this very small species are far too small to be able to cause a human envenomation
Meotipa pulcherrima
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A closer view
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Another female

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.