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Long-legged Garden Spider

Cheiracanthium gracile

Description:

A tiny spider on the wall with orange-tan head and thorax and a mottled green abdomen. Eight eyes almost all the same size and in two even parallel rows. Approximately 12mm long.

Habitat:

Suburban house back wall.

Notes:

Thanks DianePlatcoBrooks for this ID. Seems this one might be female by larger abdomen. Males seen here http://morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bin/sh... Variability seen here http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details... http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id613088/

1 Species ID Suggestions

Long-legged Garden Spider
Cheiracanthium gracile Cheiracanthium gracile (Long-legged Garden Spider)


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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Diane. It looks right at a glance. I will update later today.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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