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Clubiona modesta

Fact Box
Species:
Clubiona modesta
(as presented by T. Hawkeswood)
or a closely related species
Family:
Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
Usually found in a silken brood chamber (if female) formed from a green leaf or piece of bark
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness in humans since some related species are said to be significantly toxic
Clubiona modesta

Useful identifying features of this spider are the large chelicerae (forwards pointing in males) and the fact that the chelicerae and carapace are dark brown and the abdomen is lighter with a dark central stripe on top.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Clubiona robusta, Cheiracanthium species and Ariadna species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 December 2007.