Sac Spiders

Sac Spiders – Clubionidae

These are small to medium sized spiders that generally live beneath the loose bark of trees such as eucalypts and acacias. They shelter within white silken sacs during the day, and roam the tree trunk and branches at night in the search for prey. Many species are rusty brown in colour and some have very large chelicerae. The are not considered dangerous to humans, although some can give a painful bite.

Example Australian species

Sac Spider – Clubiona robusta (male)

 

Sac Spider - Clubiona robusta
Clubiona robusta (male)

Sac Spider – Clubiona species (female)

Female Sac Spider - Clubiona species
Clubiona species (female)

Green Sac Spider – Matidia species

Green Sac Spider - Matidia species
Matidia species