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Paramatachia tubicola

Fact Box
Species:
Paramatachia tubicola (RM)
Family:
Desidae
(formerly Dictynidae)
Body length:
female: about 8 mm
male: about 7 mm
Habitat:
This spider builds its retreat in a hollow twig or small branch and has a characteristic collar and radiating web at the entrance to the retreat
Toxicity:
Uncertain. The venom of this species could be potentially harmful so handle with caution
Paramatachia tubicola
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Underneath male
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Oblique view
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Its retreat
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The female
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Another view
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Female retreat
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Eggs in burrow

There are several described Australian Paramatachia species. The one shown on this page matches P. tubicola as presented by Mascord in 1980 but this species is claimed to be found only in South Australia and Tasmania. It must therefore be concluded that the range of P. tubicola is wider than was originally thought or the spider shown on this page is actually a very similar and closely related species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 27 April 2017.