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Unknown gnaphosid species

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Species:
Unknown gnaphosid (QM)
Family:
Gnaphosidae
Body length:
female: uncertain
male: uncertain
Habitat:
A ground-dwelling spider often under logs or stones
Toxicity:
Unknown so handle with caution
Unknown gnaphosid species

Distinguishing features of this spider are its wide-set spinnerets. Note that it looks very similar to many of the members of the Family Lamponidae but the white marks on the upper surfaces of the abdomen that are typical of lamponids are not present on this spider.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of spiders with an 'average' body shape but especially members of the Family Lamponidae.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 July 2012.