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Argoctenus vittatus

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Species:
Argoctenus vittatus (QM)
(Note that this species was described by WJ Rainbow in 1920 based on a specimen from Lord Howe Island, which he named as Cycloctenus vittatus. His description and drawings match the spider on this page)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 8 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found on green leaves or on the ground (in leaf litter or open ground) in a wide range of locations, including semi-arid ones
Toxicity:
The venom toxicity of this species is unknown so handle with caution
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Close-up view
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The male
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Another female
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Another view
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Close-up view
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Underneath female
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Male palps

This species superficially resembles a wolf spider but has a very different eye pattern. The black mark along the abdomen is a distinctive feature.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some pisaurids and lycosid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 3 May 2017.