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Cheiracanthium species? |
(This identification is based on similarities with known eutichurids: see notes below)
female: about 15 mm for adults|
male: about 12 mm
In a tube-like retreat in dry vegetation or under stones; a larger diameter cavity just inside the entrance to the retreat is also used as a brood chanber
Uncertain but some eutichurids are suggested to have venom that is toxic to humans so handle with caution
The spider shown on this page has a body shape that resembles those of a clubionid species but the femur (first large segment) of each
leg clearly lacks the set of three erect spines that are a characteristic of Clubiona species and in fact this spider's legs are typical of those
seen on Cheiracanthium species, which would place it within the Family Eutichuridae.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Ariadna dysderina.
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Last updated 8 November 2017.