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Dimidamus dimidiatus

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Species:
Dimidamus dimidiatus
(or a closely related species)
(Dr M. Harvey)
Family:
Nicodamidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
Most nicodamids are found on or close to the ground with little webbing present
Toxicity:
This spider is probably harmless but the toxicity of its venom is uncertain so handle with caution
Dimidamus dimidiatus
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Another view
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Underneath male
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Juvenile and web

The mostly red colour of the cephalothorax and legs and the brown to blue-black abdomen of the members of this family are distinctive.

A noteworthy characteristic of this species is the two-tone colouring of the upper abdomen, which is not seen on most other nicodamid genera.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Nicodamid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 March 2016.