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Possible clubionid

Fact Box
Species:
Possible clubionid (QM)
(ID based on similarities with other known clubionids)
Family:
Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
Usually found in a silken brood chamber (if female) formed from a green leaf or piece of bark
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness in humans since some related species are said to be significantly toxic
Possible clubionid
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Front view

Useful identifying features of this kind of spider are the large chelicerae (forwards pointing in males) and the fact that the chelicerae and carapace are dark brown and the abdomen is lighter.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Clubiona modesta.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 December 2007.