Family: Clubionidae (sac spiders)

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Two genera occur in South Africa Carteroniella with 1 species and, Clubiona with 29 species.

Genera indigenous to southern Africa


Similar in appearance and habit to Cheiracanthium (long-legged sac spider)  in the family Miturgidae. Clubiona's face, around the eyes and chelicerae is usually maroon to brown but never black, as is the case with Cheiracanthium. There are no records of humans having being bitten by Clubiona.

Carteroniella (ant mimic sac spiders)

Carteroniella macroclava is the only South African species of these ant mimic spiders. 


Text and images by Norman Larsen .

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