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Thwaitesia argentiopunctata

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Species:
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata
(Identification by Greg Anderson)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: 3 mm
male: 2 mm
Habitat:
This species makes a small tangled web in green vegetation and appears to have behavioural patterns similar to redback and grey house spiders, but it is mainly found in eucalypt forests rather than on the outside of houses and other man-made constructions
Toxicity:
Unknown but probably far too small to cause a human envenomation
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata
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The male?
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Another example
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Another female
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Another view

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Thwaitesia nigronodosa.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 17 March 2010.