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Tharpyna munda

Fact Box
Species:
Tharpyna munda (RM)
or a closely related species
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 5 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark of tree trunks or among leaves; this spider is primarily nocturnal
Toxicity:
Too small to harm a human?
Tharpyna munda

This species is not normally seen in association with any kind of insect-trapping web but prefers to ambush the insects it preys on.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tharpyna diademata and some other small thomisids and salticids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 October 2009.