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Miagrammopes flavus

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Miagrammopes flavus (QM)
(previously suggested name was Miagrammopsidis: see below)
Body length:
female: about 10 mm
male: about 8 mm
This species may be found on twigs, leaves or stands of grass
Presumably harmless because uloborids lack venom glands
Miagrammopes species
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A distinctive characteristic of this spider in addition to its green colour, which is not present on most other uloborid species, is the fact that it has only four eyes and they are large and in pairs on each side of the cephalothorax.

In 1988 Valerie Davies (Queensland Museum) presented this Northern Australian species as Miagrammopsidis flavus but this generic name appears not to have been accepted by others and in the World Spider Catalog this species continued to be listed as Miagrammopes flavus.

Known Range: Recorded occasionally in Cairns and also in South-east Queensland and down to Lake Macquarie, NSW.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Miagrammopes species such as Miagrammopes bradleyi as well as Philoponella species.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 January 2022.