Dictis striatipes L. Koch, 1872 Stripey-legs Spitting Spider

This widespread and common spider is found from China to northern Australia, commonly associated with humans. The male is about 5mm body length and has a stripey abdomen and two stripes on the rear of the cephalothorax, but not particularly stripey legs despite the species name. There is an official record from Barrow Island in Western Australia, but this spider is known to be widespread across northern Australia. ♀ 6mm ♂ 5mm

Male, Douglas Daly Research Farm, Northern Territory

Dictis striatipes
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male, Darwin

Dictis striatipes
Photo: Dr Greg Anderson


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