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Tmarus cineraceus

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Species:
Tmarus cineraceus (RM)
Previous species name:
Tmarus cinerascens
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 5 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
In a curled green leaf retreat
Toxicity:
May be too small to cause illness
Tmarus cineraceus
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View from front
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Underneath female
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Another female
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Another specimen

This species is often shown on the internet as Tmarus cinerascens and even the World Spider Catalog shows this species name. However, it now appears that the T. cinerascens name was an incorrect copying of the original name given to this spider, which was T. cineraceus.

The shape of the abdomen is a useful identifying characteristic. It is also usual for the resting spider to adopt a Y shape using the front two pairs of legs.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tmarus marmoreus and Sidymella rubrosignata.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 25 February 2013.