Micrommata

The Micrommata genus belongs to the family of huntsman spiders having about six species as per the exisiting records.

Micrommata Spider

Scientific Classification

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Micrommata aljibicaMicrommata aragonensisMicrommata darlingi
Micrommata formosaMicrommata ligurina

Green Huntsman (Micrommata virescens)

Adults

Size: On average, the species of this genus are 6 mm to 10 mm in size (0.24 inches to 0.39 inches).

Color: The standard colors are brown, and tan, however, the Micrommata virescens has a dark green body.  The species also vary from one another in terms of patterns and spots that they adorn.

Other Characteristic Features: The characteristics vary from one species to the other. For instance,Micrommata ligurina and Micrommata virescens have eight eyes arranged in rows of two. The male green huntsman has a narrower abdomen than their female counterparts.

Eggs

The eggs remain safely enclosed in a clutch and hatches in four to five weeks.

Spiderlings

Their color patterns also vary, like the juveniles of the Green Huntsman kind has a yellowish-brown cephalothorax.

The Web

The species of this genus do not build webs like all other huntsman spiders but hunt for their prey.

Are the Species of the Micrommata Genus Poisonous and Do They Bite

They may bite when provoked, but their sting would not cause any harmful effects other than redness, swelling, and pain.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately two years
Distribution It has a Palaearctic  distribution, stretching across Europe, Asia and parts of North Africa
Habitat Small insects
Diet Flies, worms, wasps, geckoes and birds

Did You Know

  • French zoologist, Pierre AndrĂ© Latreille was the first to describe the Micrommata genus in the year 1804.

Image Credits: biopix.com

The Micrommata genus belongs to the family of huntsman spiders having about six species as per the exisiting records.

Micrommata Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Micrommata aljibicaMicrommata aragonensisMicrommata darlingi
Micrommata formosaMicrommata ligurina

Green Huntsman (Micrommata virescens)

Adults

Size: On average, the species of this genus are 6 mm to 10 mm in size (0.24 inches to 0.39 inches).

Color: The standard colors are brown, and tan, however, the Micrommata virescens has a dark green body.  The species also vary from one another in terms of patterns and spots that they adorn.

Other Characteristic Features: The characteristics vary from one species to the other. For instance,Micrommata ligurina and Micrommata virescens have eight eyes arranged in rows of two. The male green huntsman has a narrower abdomen than their female counterparts.

Eggs

The eggs remain safely enclosed in a clutch and hatches in four to five weeks.

Spiderlings

Their color patterns also vary, like the juveniles of the Green Huntsman kind has a yellowish-brown cephalothorax.

The Web

The species of this genus do not build webs like all other huntsman spiders but hunt for their prey.

Are the Species of the Micrommata Genus Poisonous and Do They Bite

They may bite when provoked, but their sting would not cause any harmful effects other than redness, swelling, and pain.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately two years
Distribution It has a Palaearctic  distribution, stretching across Europe, Asia and parts of North Africa
Habitat Small insects
Diet Flies, worms, wasps, geckoes and birds

Did You Know

  • French zoologist, Pierre AndrĂ© Latreille was the first to describe the Micrommata genus in the year 1804.

Image Credits: biopix.com

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