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Salpesia species

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Species:
Salpesia species
(Note: This proposed name is based on similarities with Simon's original drawings of Salpesia villosa)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This rather mobile species is often found on leaf litter and sometimes on bark
Toxicity:
Too small to cause significant harm to a human
Salpesia species
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Front view
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Rear view
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Side view
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The female

Salpesia species such as Salpesia villosa were previously listed as Cyrba species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: This spider has similarities with some members of the genus Jotus, to which it it is said to be related, and also to some Maratus species in the case of the females.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 September 2016.