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Cheiracanthium mordax L. Koch, 1866 Common Garden Sac Spider C. mordax version

A common spider in gardens and nearby bushland in eastern Australia, probably spready by humans. C. mordax is the largest and most common of several species in a cluster of close relatives. Pale fawn, sometimes with a reddish brown line extending halfway down the abdomen, sometimes with a uniformly pale abdomen. No fovea or pit running lengthways in the centre of the carapace. Nocturnal, spends the days in a silken retreat usually made with a live leaf. Egg sac of white silk about 9mm x 6mm. Eggs around .75mm in diameter, glutinous, globular. ♀ 10mm ♂ 8mm

On branch


Cheiracanthium mordax
Photo: Robert Whyte

Female with epi


Cheiracanthium mordax
Photo: Robert Whyte Myall Park Botanic Garden

Female 6180


Cheiracanthium mordax
Photo: Dr Greg Anderson Mount Lyndhurst Station SA

Female


Cheiracanthium mordax
Photo: Dr Greg Anderson West side Lake Samsonvale QLD

Male Myall Park Botanic Garden


Cheiracanthium mordax
Photo: Robert Whyte Myall Park Botanic Garden

Male Myall Park Botanic Garden


Cheiracanthium mordax
Photo: Robert Whyte Myall Park Botanic Garden

 

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