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Molycria species

Fact Box
Species:
Molycria species (QM)
(or a closely related prodidomid species)
Family:
Prodidomidae (Molycriinae)
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This species probably spends most of its time in leaf litter
Toxicity:
Unknown but this species is probably harmless to humans
Molycria species
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View from above
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Underneath spider
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Oblique view
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The spinnerets

Distinguishing features of this spider are its long, slender legs that lack obvious hair or spines and its extremely long anterior spinnerets which are attached about half way along the underside of the abdomen. These long anterior spinnerets are said to be particularly useful for catching ants, on which they feed exclusively.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 10 May 2009.