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Nursery Web Spider

Scientific Name
Dolomedes minor
Scientific Author
Koch, 1876
Taxonomy
(Araneae: Pisauridae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Endemic
Reliability
High
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Headfront - Adult - Female
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ARA23
Source
Caroline Harding MPI
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Body length about 18 mm. Body uniform dark brown with a yellow band along each side of the cephalothorax; yellowish stripe running lengthwise from the front to the middle of the abdomen; sides and lower surface of abdomen paler but speckled with brown. Eyes in three rows, 4-2-2; all of approximately equal size. Tarsi with 3 claws. Cribellum and calamistrum absent. Colulus absent.

References

- Forster, R.R. (1948). A key to the common spiders of the Wellington district. Tuatara, 1(2): 22-27.(http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Bio01Tuat02-t1-body-d5.html)

- Vink. (2010). Pisauridae. Fauna of NZ Number 64, pp20-21
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
08/04/2011 08:27 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 22:43 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Nursery Web Spider (Dolomedes minor) Updated on 3/23/2014 10:43:26 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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