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Janula bicornis? (see below)|
(shown as Episinus bicornis by R. Mascord)
female: about 7 mm|
male: about 5 mm
This spider is usually found is a small, very limited web or a single strand attached to a twig and coated with sticky fluid: smaller specimens may also be
found under bark and in leaf litter
This small spider is not known to be toxic to humans but should still be handled with caution
Note that in June, 2016 the World Spider Catalog contained no Australian Episinus species but indicated that Mascord's
Episinus bicornis should be listed as Janula bicornis. However, the genera Episinus and Moneta are quite similar and some species have been moved from
one genus to the other in the past. It is also clear that more work needs to be done to clarify this group of theridiid genera.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some Moneta species such as Moneta australis.
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 24 June 2016.