Patu digua

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Patu digua
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P. digua
Binomial name
Patu digua

Patu digua is a very small species of spider. The male holotype and female paratype were collected from Rio Digua, near Queremal, Valle del Cauca in Colombia.[1]

By some accounts it is the smallest spider in the world,[2] as males reach a body size of only about 0.37 mm[3] - roughly one fifth the size of the head of a pin. However, there are other spider species of similar size where only the female is known; and male spiders are generally smaller.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patu digua, new species" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (2619): 20. 9 May 1977.
  2. ^ William A. Shear (1986). Spiders--webs, Behavior, and Evolution. Stanford University Press. pp. 425–. ISBN 978-0-8047-1203-3.
  3. ^ Taylor, Christopher (29 August 2008). "The Strangest of Spiders".