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Clubiona modesta?

Fact Box
Species:
Clubiona modesta?
(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 formed from a green leaf
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness
Clubiona modesta?

The identity of the spider shown above is in some doubt because its cephalothorax seems darker and higher than is typical of Clubiona species.

Useful identifying features of the male of this spider are the large forwards-pointing chelicerae and the fact that the chelicerae and carapace are dark brown and the abdomen is lighter with a dark central stripe on top. Note that the female of Clubiona modesta is larger, less dark in colour and typically has minimal markings on its dorsal abdomen.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 May 2017.