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Eilica species

Fact Box
Species:
Eilica species
(ID based on similarities with other known Eilica species)
Family:
Gnaphosidae
Body length:
female: about 7 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
Probably mostly found in leaf litter or on open ground
Toxicity:
Unknown so handle with caution
Eilica species

Distinguishing features of this kind of spider are its wide-set cylindrical anterior (i.e. lower when viewed from above) spinnerets and the pattern of large white patches on its upper abdominal surfaces.

It is a fast-moving ground spider.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other gnaphosids such as the many Eilica species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 March 2017.