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Crinoline spider

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Species:
Stiphidion facetum (RM)
Family:
Stiphidiidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: 6 mm
Habitat:
This species rests undeneath a horizontal crinoline (like a stiff petticoat) sheet web typically strung under ledges of soil or rock with a peaked support in the centre where the spider waits for insects to fall down
Toxicity:
Not known to cause human illness
Stiphidion facetum
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The male
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Male eyes
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The web

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several larger spiders (and especially the males) with long, slender legs have at least a superficial resemblance to this species, including Lycosa godeffroyi, Heteropoda jugulans and Tamopsis fickerti.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 July 2016.