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Oxyopes gracilipes |
(Identification based on the reference shown below)
female: about 7 mm|
male: about 6 mm
Like other oxyopids this species tends to use its colouring as camouflage. It does not make a web to catch insects but simply ambushes them.
Unknown, but a bite by this species will cause local pain and inflammation and possible mild illness in humans
This is one of the few Oxyopes species known to be present in South-west Western Australia but there probably are other unknown species there as well. The
first photo above shows a female that is clearly gravid and will lay one or more batches of eggs in the near future.
The male of the spider presented on this page was identified from photos by Mark Newton which can be found on the website: www.bowerbird.org.au and images
of the female are widely published, including on the Atlas of Living Australia.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other oxyopid species.
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 23 November 2018.