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Leucauge decorata

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Species:
Leucauge decorata (RM)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
Probably on the underside of a small orb web between shrubs
Toxicity:
Not aggressive to humans and thought to be harmless
Leucauge decorata
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Another specimen
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Female epigynum
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Above and below
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Eyes, trichobothria

The body and leg shapes and the silver, black and yellow markings of Leucauge females make identification of the genus relatively easy. This species differs from other common Australian Leucauge species, notably L. granulata, in having a pointed 'tail', a character it shares with a less common tropical species known as Leucauge celebesiana.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: L. granulata.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 February 2013.