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Pisaurid species

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Species:
Pisaurid species (QM)
(This identification is tentative: see notes below)
Family:
Pisauridae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: 5.5 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found in a shallow partly hidden crevices in the ground or wandering on the ground or among leaves of living plants
Toxicity:
This spider has unknown toxicity but may be too small to cause significant human illness
Pisaurid species
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Side view
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Striped example
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Another example
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Side view

The species shown on this page has surface features that most nearly resemble those of members of the Family Pisauridae but are somewhat similar to those that characterize the Families Lycosidae, Cycloctenidae and Miturgidae. The identification of this spider as shown above must therefore be considered tentative.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Artoriopsis expolita.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 23 October 2009.