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Menneus superciliosus |
(was listed as an Avella species; ID as per notes below)
female: 9 mm|
male: 9 mm
Clinging to tall grass or low shrubs; more likely to be active at night than during the day
Unknown; not known to cause human illness
The identity of this spider is based on the contents of the following paper: Coddington J.A., Kuntner M. and Odell B.D. "Systematics of the spider family Deinopidae with a
revision of the genus Avella" Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 636, 1-61. A matching image labelled as Menneus superciliosus can be found in the 2017
book, A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia, written by R. Whyte and G. Anderson.
Menneus resembles Deinopis species but is slightly smaller and the pair of very large eyes that Deinopis has are only slightly enlarged on Menneus species. The markings and
colour scheme this species has are unique to it.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 6 February 2018.