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  Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium gilvum)





Sac Spider | Cheiracanthium gilvum photo
Sac Spider photographed on cornice of house ceiling.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



SAC SPIDER FACTS

Description
Cheiracanthium gilvum is a beige coloured Sac spider with a dark stripe down its back. It forms a retreat by curling green leaves into a tube.

Size
body length: female 10mm, male 5mm

Notes
Bite is venomous and can cause mild(?) illness.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Clubionidae
Genus:Cheiracanthium
Species:gilvum
Common Name:Sac Spider