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Menneus nemesio

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Species:
Menneus nemesio (JS)
(was an Avella species)
Previous species name:
Menneus despiciens (RM)
Family:
Deinopidae
formerly Dinopidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: 6 mm
Habitat:
Clinging to tall grass or low shrubs; more likely to be active at night than during the day
Toxicity:
Unknown; not known to cause human illness
Menneus nemesio
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View of face
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Another specimen
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Front view
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Another specimen

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

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


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