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Ariadna species

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Species:
Ariadna species (RM, QM)
Family:
Segestriidae
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
This species likes to use a borer hole in dead tree branches to form a retreat; the entrance to this typically is a small, round hole with a uniform circle of trip line threads radiating outwards from it
Toxicity:
Unknown; may cause mild illness in humans
Ariadna species
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This species mostly is uniformly dark coloured and has three pairs of legs pointing forward and the fourth pair pointing backwards. Only six eyes are present.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many other spider species with 'unspecialised' body shapes.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 1 February 2002.