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webs and egg sacs
female: 5 mm|
male: about 5 mm (?)
In a thin, tangled web attached in buildings, under bridges and in hollow logs
Fangs too small to cause illness
This spider looks very similar to Pholcus phalangioides and may actually be the same species. However, some other Pholcus species are
known to be present in Australia and the abdominal markings and epigynum shape are not quite the same as for P. phalangioides. In addition, this adult female was significantly
smaller than the adult of P. phalangioides.
A noteworthy characteristic of this spider is its habit of shaking the web violently when disturbed. The female will often be found holding her eggs in
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Any other pholcid with an elongate abdomen.
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Last updated 3 December 2010.