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Clubiona modesta? |
or a closely related species
female: 9 mm|
male: 7 mm
Usually found in a silken brood chamber formed from a green leaf
Uncertain; may cause mild illness
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 and Gippsicola robusta.
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Last updated 8 November 2017.