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Philoponella species |
(This ID is as suggested by Dr. Robert Raven of the Queensland Museum, but its shape
resembles some Miagrammopes species: see below)
female: about 5 mm|
male: about 4 mm
This species builds its web among green leaves and probably elsewhere as well
Lacking venom glands, all uloborids must be considered harmless to humans
This spider does not have the 'humped' abdomen that is present on most Australian Uloborus and Philoponella species and its overall body shape is perhaps
a better match for a Miagrammopes flavus. However, it clearly has 8 eyes whereas Miagrammopes species only have four eyes, two of which
are unusually large, at least on one species.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of species from several different families but particularly the uloborid Miagrammopes flavus.
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Last updated 27 October 2017.