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Eilica species

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Species:
Eilica species
(Identification by Dr Robert Raven, Queensland Museum)
Family:
Gnaphosidae
Body length:
female: about 7 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
This species is mostly found in dry grass or leaf litter. Note that Eilica is a fast-moving spider and is often found in close association with ground-level ant nests and it is believed to feed exclusively on ants.
Toxicity:
The toxicity of the venom of this spider is unknown so adults should be handled with caution
Eilica species
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Distinguishing features of this spider are its general shape and the arrangement of white patches on its dorsal abdomen.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Eilica species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 11 March 2017.