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Eilica albopunctata

Fact Box
Species:
Eilica albopunctata
(Identification from a paper by Norman Platnick
Family:
Gnaphosidae
Body length:
female: about 5 mm
male: about 3-4 mm
Habitat:
This species is mostly found in dry grass or leaf litter. Note that Eilica spiders are fast-moving and are often found in close association with ground-level ant nests, some being said to feed exclusively on ants.
Toxicity:
The toxicity of this spider is unknown but it is a small species and hence probably harmless
Eilica albopunctata
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Distinguishing features of this spider are its general shape and the shapes and arrangement of white patches on its dorsal abdomen. Also important is the fact that the specimen photographed above was found west of Bundaberg, which is within the known range of Eilica albopunctata.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 3 May 2017.