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Mituliodon tarantulinus

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Species:
Mituliodon tarantulinus (JS)
(or a related species; this identification is also as suggested by David Hirst.
Note that the original name given to this species was Uliodon tarantulinus)
Family:
Miturgidae
Body length:
female: about 15 mm
male: 11 mm
Habitat:
In a silk retreat like that of Miturga lineata or wandering over the ground or on bark or leaves
Toxicity:
Uncertain, but this is a large spider that could be found on bush walkways and its bite may lead to human illness
Mituliodon tarantulinus
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Another male
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Underneath male
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The female
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Underneath female

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many different spiders, including Miturga lineata and some lycosids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 February 2012.