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Argoctenus species

Fact Box
Species:
Argoctenus species (QM)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Ctenidae then Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 8 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found on green leaves or perhaps on the ground in leaf litter of eucalypt forests in a wide range of locations, possibly including some arid ones
Toxicity:
The venom toxicity of this species is unknown so handle with caution
Argoctenus species
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Close-up view
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The male
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Male palps

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

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 July 2014.