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Unknown miturgid

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Species:
Unknown miturgid species (QM)
(This identification is made on the advice of Dr R. Raven, Qld. Mus.)
Family:
Miturgidae
Body length:
female: about 8 mm
male: about 7 mm
Habitat:
This species lives in leaf litter in eucalypt forests and probably forages for small insects mainly at night
Toxicity:
Unknown so this spider should be handled with caution
Unknown miturgid species
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Distinguishing features of this spider are its general shape and hirsute appearance and the orange patch on the upper side of its abdomen.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some members of the Family Lycosidae.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 31 March 2010.