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Badumna species?

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Species:
Badumna species? (QM)
Family:
Desidae
(Note that while this species is unquestionably a cribellate spider and is anatomically similar to other Desidae there are a couple of other spider families it could belong to)
Body length:
female: about 11 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
In a web built into crevices under loose tree bark or in a retreat formed from several leaves tied together
Toxicity:
This spider probably has little tendency to bite but should still be handled with caution
Badumna species?
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Another view
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Side view
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Cribellate structures
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An adult male
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Eyes of male
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Underneath male

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Badumna species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 January 2013.