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webs and egg sacs
(see reference below; previously
Cheiracanthium gracile by
various authors including Ramon Mascord) and T.J. Hawkeswood)
female: 10 mm|
male: 8 mm
Among green leaves or in a tube retreat formed from them
Uncertain; bites by this species may induce local inflammation and mild illness
This spider was usually called Cheiracanthium gilvum but this was changed to Eutittha mordax on the basis of the following reference:
S.L. Esyunin and A. Zamani (2020) " 'Conundrum of esoterica': on the long-forgotten genus Euttitha, Thorell, 1878, with new taxonomic considerations in
Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 (Araneae, Cheiracanthiidae) 54 (19-20) 1293-1323.
It is a spider that mostly hunts at night and displays very secretive behaviour during the daylight hours. Some specimens, especially immature ones, may appear almost pure white.
Known Range: The spider shown on this page is said to have been found in North Queensland but is likely to have a much wider range.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some Cheiracanthium species as well as Gippsicola robusta and Clubiona robusta.
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Last updated 7 January 2022.