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Salpesia villosa

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Species:
Salpesia villosa
(Note: This name is based on similarities with Simon's original drawings of Salpesia villosa as presented in Jerzy Proszynski's "Monograph of Salticidae" website)
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 villosa
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Front view
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Rear view
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The female
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Salpesia species such as Salpesia villosa were previously listed as Cyrba species. The specimen shown on this page was found in NSW and its colours, the three white bands on its cephalothorax, and the four faint chevrons on the dorsal abdomen mean it can only be Salpesia villosa.

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 3 July 2017.