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Cycloctenus species

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Species:
Cycloctenus species (QM)
Family:
Cycloctenidae
Body length:
female: unknown?
male: perhaps 10-15 mm
Habitat:
This male will usually be seen wandering at ground level but the female appears to be so reclusive that few people have ever seen one and no photos of it appear to be available
Toxicity:
This spider is probably harmless but its toxicity is unknown so it should be handled with caution
Cycloctenus species
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Another specimen
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Another view

Features of this male that assist with its identification are its colour scheme and the very obvious black and white brushes on the first pair of legs. It seems that the appearance of the matching female is unknown.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 July 2012.