Scytodes

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Scytodes
Scytodes thoracica (aka).jpg
S. thoracica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Scytodidae
Genus: Scytodes
Latreille, 1804
Species

Scytodes fusca
Scytodes thoracica
many more

Diversity
173 species

Scytodes is a genus of spitting spider that occurs all around the world. The best known species is Scytodes thoracica which has a holarctic distribution. The spitting from which its name derives is used as a method of predation. [1]

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