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Species Castianeira descripta - Redspotted Antmimic

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Corinnidae (Antmimics and Ground Sac Spiders)
Genus Castianeira
Species descripta (Redspotted Antmimic)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
(Hentz, 1847)
Watch for red spot reaching the end of the abdomen & white stripes on the hind tibiae.


left palp, ventral view



Although like most spiders this species is equipped with vemon to subdue its prey, it is not considered harmful to humans.
See Also
We may not be able to separate these from C. crocata using only images. So there may be some C. crocata images on this page. Time will tell.
Print References
Spiders of the Eastern US, Howell and Jenkins, page 264