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Menemerus bivittatus

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Species:
Menemerus bivittatus
(Identification as suggested by
Dr J. Proszynski)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 5-6 mm
male: 4-5 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found on/under bark, on walls and fences, and can be shaken from green shrubs
Toxicity:
This timid spider prefers to escape rather than defend itself and a bite by it is unlikely to cause more than just local pain and inflammation
Menemerus bivittatus
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View from front
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Underneath spider
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Another female?
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Front view

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Clynotis severus.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 22 April 2014.