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Cheiracanthium mordax (RM) |
(Note: T.J. Hawkeswood and also
Ramon Mascord showed this spider as C. gracile)
(This may be a species complex rather than just a single species)
female: 10 mm|
male: 8 mm
Among green leaves or in a tube retreat formed from them
Uncertain; bites by this species may induce local inflammation and mild illness
This spider usually hunts at night and displays very secretive behaviour during the daylight hours. Some specimens, especially immature ones, may appear almost pure white.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Cheiracanthium species as well as Gippsicola robusta and Clubiona robusta.
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Last updated 21 December 2017.