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Maratus michaelseni (JS, QM)|
Note: This name is as suggested by Robert Whyte
and as presented on Flickr
female: 5-6 mm|
male: about 5 mm
This rather mobile species may be found on a variety of open surfaces
Unknown but may cause pain and inflammation at a bite site
This spider was once considered to be a Jotus species but later was renamed as a Lycidas species and now is in the process
of being called a Maratus species. The female shown above is very similar to that of many of the Australian Maratus species that have
brightly coloured males. The appearance of the male of the above spider is uncertain but probably is less colourful than that of
most Maratus species.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Females of many other Maratus species.
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 13 August 2016.