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Bomis larvata

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Species:
Bomis larvata
(Dr P. Szymkowiak)
(Note: the World Spider Catalog indicates that B. larvata is the only known Australian member of this genus)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: about 2 mm
male: perhaps 1.5 mm
Habitat:
On green leaves close to the ground, under bark, or in a retreat formed from leaves bent into a retreat similar to that of many Diaea species
Toxicity:
Too small to be hazardous to humans
Bomis species
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View from above
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Side view
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With its prey
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Another view

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Corynethrix obscura and several other thomisid genera.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 July 2017.