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Elassoctenus species

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Species:
Elassoctenus species (QM)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Ctenidae then Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
This spider may be found on the ground or in leaf litter
Toxicity:
Unknown so handle with care
Elassoctenus species

The arrangement of the legs of this spider when at rest is useful for identification purposes. In addition, the tufts of hairs on the rear section of the abdomen also are more common on the former zorids than on any other kind of spider.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other former zorids such as Argoctenus species, some pisaurids and the philodromid Tibellus tenellus.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 July 2014.