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Knobble spider

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Species:
Neostorena minor
This ID is derived from the following paper: Jocque R. 1991 "A generic revision of the spider family Zodariidae (Araneae)" Bulletin of the american Museum of Natural History" 21 1-160
Family:
Zodariidae
Body length:
female: 8-10 mm
male: 8-10 mm
Habitat:
This species is a ground-dewlling spider that is considered to be a compulsive ant eater. It builds a very shallow retreat in leaf litter or under rocks and logs
Toxicity:
May cause mild illness
Neostorena minor
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Living female
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Living male
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Immature male
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Underneath male
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Adult female
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Male front view
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Under adult male

The important distinguishing features of this spider are the rather complex set of paired white spots on the upper abdominal surface.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Neostorena species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 10 December 2018.