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Argoctenus vittatus

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Species:
Argoctenus vittatus (QM)
(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 but Simon had previously named it Argoctenus vittatus in 1889)
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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Another male
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Another view

This species superficially resembles a wolf spider but has a very different eye pattern. The black mark along the abdomen is a distinctive feature. Note also that it is possible that photos of two or more very similar species are presented on this page.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 September 2017.