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Urogelides daviesae

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Species:
Urogelides daviesae
Note: This ID is derived from a paper by Marek Zabka
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 2-3 mm
male: 2-3 mm
Habitat:
This spider wanders on leaves and tree trunks and also in leaf litter, the females laying their eggs in retreats built between fallen leaves
Toxicity:
Too small to be hazardous
Urogelides daviesae
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The distinguishing characteristics of this salticid are its feathery grey body surfaces, the abdominal ones having a pattern of light and dark transverse stripes. Also noteworthy are the spinnerets and anal tubercle which are unusually long for a salticid and tend to wave in an up-and-down fashion when the spider is moving about.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 28 July 2013.