The spiders of Actinopodidae family are distributed in 3 genera, namely, Plesiolena, Missulena, and Actinopus. There are total 69 species included in those genera.
|Mouse Spider or Missulena|
Size: Usually the spiders are 0.39-1.1 in (1-3 cm).
Color: Black, red, brown are common, sometimes the combination of the first two colors is observed, all depend on the gender and species.
Other Characteristic Features: Many spiders have a glossy carapace.
Not many information is there regarding the features and conditions of eggs, but spiders of Missulena genus produce round eggs in sacs.
Spiderlings are believed to be going away from their sac, after spending initial days with their mothers.
They do not possibly make webs for predation. Although they can generate silk to secure their burrows they live in, for making trapdoors.
Spiders of the Missulena genus might be slightly venomous but not much is known about their cousins.
|Distribution||South America and Oceania|
|Habitat||Mostly in Burrows|
|Diet||Scorpions, wasps, flies, and other insects|