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White-tip spider
Adult in a glass jar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Lamponidae
Genus: Lampona
Species: L. cylindrata
L. murina
Binomial name
Lampona cylindrata
L. Koch, 1866
Lampona murina
L. Koch, 1873

The White-tailed spider is a Lampona murina. It is in the Lamponidae family. The female is 16 mm long in body length while the male is only 12 mm long in body length. Their habitat includes houses usually in crevices and sheds. It eats other spiders but the black house spider is its main meal. They like to come out at night. When this spider bites a human, it could cause necrotising arachnidism.

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