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Cheiracanthium mordax

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Species:
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)
Family:
Eutichuridae
formerly Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 10 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
Among green leaves or in a tube retreat formed from them
Toxicity:
Uncertain; bites by this species may induce local inflammation and mild illness
Cheiracanthium mordax
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Another male
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Another view
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The female
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In its retreat

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 Ariadna species and Clubiona robusta.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2017.