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Miagrammopes flavus (QM)|
(previously suggested name was Miagrammopsidis: see below)
female: about 10 mm |
male: about 8 mm
This species may be found on twigs, leaves or stands of grass
Presumably harmless because uloborids lack venom glands
A distinctive characteristic of this spider in addition to its green colour, which is not present on most other Philoponella species, is the fact that it has
only four eyes and they are large and in pairs on each side of the cephalothorax.
In 1988 Valerie Davies (Queensland Museum) presented this Northern Australian species as Miagrammopsidis flavus but this generic name appears
not to have been accepted by others and in 2013 Platnick's World Spider Catalog this species continued to be listed as Miagrammopes flavus.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Miagrammopes species such as Miagrammopes bradleyi as well
as Philoponella species.
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Last updated 22 October 2017.