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Steatoda species? (QM)|
(As mentioned in the notes below this spider resembles a Steatoda species
but not the two known Australian ones)
female: about 7 mm|
male: 5 mm
This species probably makes a small tangled web under loose bark or in crevices under rocks
This species may be too small to harm any human
Note: The identification of this spider is not certain. Its general shape is similar to that of Steatoda grossa but
its markings are not a good match for that species. It was found near Newcastle NSW rather and the pattern of white spots on its abdominal surface
suggest it may be an undescribed Steatoda species.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other theridiids with a nearly globular abdomen.
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Last updated 17 July 2017.