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Oecobius navus (QM)|
(or a related species)
female: 3 mm|
male: 2 mm
In stacked timber or a tiny web in the architraves of house ceilings or along outside brickwork
Probably harmless to humans
This spider is so small that it is often mistaken for a speck of dust. The most distinctive characteristic of oecobiids is the fact that the legs tend to point forwards then curve backwards at their tips.
Known Range: Found inside houses in coastal localities in all parts of Australia except the extreme north of the country.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Oecobius marathaus.
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Last updated 11 January 2022.