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Clubionid species

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Clubionid species (QM)
(Note: In recent times several genera have been moved into, or out of the Family Clubionidae)
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 5 mm
This species can be shaken from green leaves in eucalypt forests. It makes a retreat consisting of a short tunnel of silk in which the spider rests when not foraging. It is a fast-moving spider and so may also be found in unusual places
This small spider is not known to cause illness in humans but should still be handled with caution
Clubionid species
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Oblique view
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Another specimen
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Underside of spider
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Its retreat
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Another species?
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Underneath spider
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Another view
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Its epigynum

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Gnaphosid species, some members of the Family Miturgidae, and a variety of other spider species that have an 'unspecialised' body and leg shape.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 March 2009.