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Mesida argentiopunctata

Fact Box
Species:
Mesida argentiopunctata (QM)
(or a very similar species)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
May build a small circular web or lie along green leaves with just a few supporting threads; typically found in North Queensland
Toxicity:
Uncertain but probably harmless because of its small size
Mesida argentiopunctata
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Another view
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Front view
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Side view
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Another specimen

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other tetragnathids and also some araneid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 November 2013.