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webs and egg sacs
(the identification of this spider, found near Orange, NSW, is derived from the paper by Framenau at al) but
for alternative possibilities see below)
female: about 8 mm?|
male: about 6 mm?
This species has been found in crevices in the bark of trees and probably does not build an insect-catching web
Too small to be dangerous
This spider shown on this page probably is Demadiana simplex because this species seems to have the widest range in NSW. However, D. carrai and
D. milledgei have also been found not very far from the place where the above spider was found and both look much the same as D. simplex.
Known Range: This species is comparatively rare in Australia but has been found around Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other very small rounded spiders, especially including some Cymbacha species (Family Thomisidae).
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Last updated 7 January 2022.