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Janula bicornis

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Species:
Janula bicornis (see below)
(shown as Episinus bicornis by R. Mascord)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 7 mm
male: about 5 mm
Habitat:
This spider is usually found under leaves or in a small, very limited web or a single strand attached to a twig and coated with sticky fluid
Toxicity:
This small spider is not known to be toxic to humans
Janula bicornis
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Side view
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Another specimen
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Two species?
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Immature male

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.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some Moneta species such as Moneta australis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 14 July 2017.