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Unknown lamponid

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Species:
Unknown lamponid (QM)
Family:
Lamponidae
Body length:
female: about 15 mm
male: about 12 mm
Habitat:
Found under bark or wandering on open surfaces in tropical rainforest locations
Toxicity:
Unknown; probably harmless
Lamponid species

This species appears similar to the white-tailed spider, Lampona murina, but recent taxonomic work by Platnick has indicated that the Family Lamponidae actually contains almost 200 members, many of which are no longer classified as Lampona species. It is very difficult for a non-expert to distinguish most of these species from each other.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Lampona murina and other Australian lamponids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 23 November 2012.