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Holoplatys lhotskyi

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Species:
Holoplatys lhotskyi
(identification derived from a paper by Marek Zabka)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 4-5 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
Usually found under loose bark of tree trunks in eucalypt forests but this salticid may be also be found on green leaves
Toxicity:
Unknown. This species may at least produce local pain and inflammation but is very small and not aggressive towards humans
Holoplatys lhotskyi
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This is a notably very flat salticid species that is better suited to hiding in small crevices than to jumping from surface to surface.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Most Holoplatys species as well as Ocrisiona leucocomis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 June 2017.