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Holoplatys species

Fact Box
Species:
Holoplatys species (M Zabka)
(possibly Holoplatys minuta)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark or in leaf litter
Toxicity:
May at least produce local inflammation and pain so handle with caution
Holoplatys species

This is one of the flatter 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: Many other Holoplatys species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 14 October 2010.