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black-footed yellow sac spider

Cheiracanthium indicum

Description:

Length: ~1.5cm Season : Rainy season Time : 2:45am 03Jul2021 Frequency : Very Rare Life stage : adult Gender : Male

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

Notes:

It looks like Male black-footed yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum). Expert confirmation is required.

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2 Comments

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 9 months ago

Thank you pramod.mitikiri for details! :)
How to differentiate male in this species? I see Pedipalps and thin abdomen. Is there anything else?
BTW, I have 1 more spotting : https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/71.... Is it the same species?

pramod.mitikiri
pramod.mitikiri 9 months ago

I think you're partially correct that the insect you found is a male black-footed yellow sac spider. The scientific name of this spider is Cheiracanthium inclusum, however I would argue that this wouldn't be the insect you found. The insect is indigenous to only the Americas (and is referred to as the American yellow sac spider). I believe it's the American yellow sac spider's cousin, Cheiracanthium indium. This insect is a type of yellow sac spider (has genus Cheiracanthium), with the distinctive trait of having a pale yellow color, but this insect is native to India and Sri Lanka, which is more likely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheiracant...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheiracant...

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 3, 2021
Submitted on Nov 15, 2021

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