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Argyrodes rainbowi |
(Identification as advised by Greg Anderson)
female: 3 mm|
male: 3 mm
Unknown but this species may be too small to cause human illness
The abdomen with its a sharp peak and the tendency of the larger legs to be pointed forwards when the spider is at rest are characteristic of Argyrodes species, including this one. Also normal for this kind of spider is the practice of scavenging on the edge of the webs of large orb-weaving spider species.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Argyrodes antipodianus
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 26 August 2009.