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Miagrammopes flavus

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Species:
Miagrammopes flavus (QM)
or Miagrammopsidis: see below
Family:
Uloboridae
Body length:
female: about 10 mm
male: about 8 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found on twigs, leaves or stands of grass
Toxicity:
Presumably harmless because uloborids lack venom glands
Miagrammopes species
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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 species as well as Philoponella species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 5 March 2013.