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Philoponella pantherina |
(ID as described below)
female: 7 mm|
male: 5.5 mm
This species builds its web among green leaves and probably elsewhere as well
Lacking venom glands, all uloborids must be considered harmless to humans
The species Uloborus pantherinus (now changed to Philoponella pantherina) was originally described and published in 1890 by Keyserling in Die Arachniden Australiens
and the spider in the above photos seem to match the very basic drawings presented by Keyserling and also the photo included in Field Guide to spiders of Australia
published in 2017 by R. Whyte and G. Anderson. It is accepted as a NSW species, which is where the specimen in the above photos was found.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other uloborids especially Philoponella congregabilis.
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Last updated 4 February 2018.