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Tharpyna campestrata

Fact Box
Species:
Tharpyna campestrata (RM)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
Females and their egg sacs may be found on or under loose bark of trees but the males are sometimes seen wandering over leaves and other surfaces
Toxicity:
This small non-aggressive spider probably can't cause serious illness in humans
Tharpyna campestrata
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The male
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The patterns on the upper surfaces of this species facilitate its identification.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many darker coloured thomisid and salticid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 February 2009.