THERIDIIDAE - WHIP SPIDER

FACT FILE - 051

Family

Theridiidae

Species

Ariamnes patersoniensis
Hickman, 1927

Body Length

Female: 16.7mm
Male:

Habitat

Hangs under a leaf, looking like a stick suspended on the web.

Toxicity

Not considered harmful to humans.

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Female with egg sac.

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Uses a single vertical strand of web to catch its prey.