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Storosa obscura

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Species:
Storosa obscura (as identified by B. Baehr)
Family:
Zodariidae
Body length:
female: 13 mm
male: 11 mm
Habitat:
In moist leaf litter and under rocks and logs
Toxicity:
Unknown so handle with caution
Storosa obscura
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The male
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Male, side view
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The same species?
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View from above

The important visible features of this spider are the smoothly arched carapace, the glossy black body surfaces, and the longitudinal fovea.

This is a leaf litter spider and is readily caught in spider pit traps.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Storena formosa, Habronestes species, and Neostorena species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 September 2009.