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Clubiona robusta

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Species:
Clubiona robusta (JS)
or a related species
Family:
Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 13 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark, frequently in a silken brood chamber (like that of miturgid species) if female
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness in humans since some related species are said to be significantly toxic
Clubiona robusta
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A live female
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Useful identifying features of this spider are the large chelicerae (forwards pointing in males) and the fact that the chelicerae and carapace are dark at the front but the latter becomes progressively lighter towards the abdomen.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Cheiracanthium species and Ariadna species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 1 February 2002.