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Scytodes thoracica (Spitting spider)

Wikipedia Abstract

Scytodes thoracica is a spitting spider, so-called because it spits a venomous sticky silken substance over its prey. Its size ranges between 3–6 mm (0.12–0.24 in). The carapace is unusual in sloping upwards towards its rear end, whereas the abdomen slopes downwards. It has six eyes instead of the eight spiders usually have. It is found in the Holarctic, Australia, and on some oceanic islands in the Pacific.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
L-Ghadira Area 242 Malta  
Pirin 99722 Bulgaria  


Holarctic, Pacific Is;

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