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Menneus angulata

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Species:
Menneus angulata (JS)
Previous species name:
Avella angulatus
Family:
Deinopidae
formerly Dinopidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
Clinging to tall grass or low shrubs; more likely to be active at night than during the day
Toxicity:
Unknown but the venom of this species is not considered likely to cause human illness
Menneus angulata
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Male, side view
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Non-preserved male

This species seems to prefer habitats where there is plenty of moisture, notably along creek banks. Menneus resembles Deinopis species but is smaller and the pair of very large eyes that Deinopis does are only slightly enlarged on Menneus species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Menneus nemesio, Deinopis subrufa, and Tetragnatha species such as Tetragnatha demissa.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 January 2016.