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Clubiona species

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Species:
Clubiona species
(The identification of this spider is as supplied by Dr. R. Raven of the Queensland Museum)
Family:
Clubionidae
Body length:
female: about 15 mm for adults
male: about 12 mm
Habitat:
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
Toxicity:
Uncertain but at least some clubionids are suggested to have venom that is significantly toxic to humans so handle with caution
Clubiona species
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In its retreat
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Its retreat
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Its eggs

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Ariadna dysderina and Cheiracanthium species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 17 February 2013.