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Ascuta
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Ascuta australis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Orsolobidae
Genus: Ascuta
Forster, 1956
Type species
A. media
Forster, 1956
Species

14, see text

Ascuta is a genus of araneomorph spiders endemic to New Zealand in the family Orsolobidae, and was first described by Raymond Robert Forster in 1956.

Species

As of June 2019 it contains fourteen species, found only in New Zealand:

  • Ascuta australis Forster, 1956 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta cantuaria Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta inopinata Forster, 1956 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta insula Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta leith Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta media Forster, 1956 (type) – New Zealand
  • Ascuta monowai Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta montana Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta musca Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta ornata Forster, 1956 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta parornata Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta taupo Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta tongariro Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
  • Ascuta univa Forster & Platnick, 1985 – New Zealand
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