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Plexippus paykulli

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Species:
Plexippus paykulli
(This identification is based on the 2017 paper: Zabka M. and Gardzinska J. "Salticidae of Thailand. Part 1, Genera Plexippus C.l. Koch, 1946 and Burmattus Proszynski, 1992" Annales Zoologici 67 229-242)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 11 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
This species builds a thin, tangled web like that of a redback spider
Toxicity:
Uncertain: see note below
Plexippus paykulli
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Immature male
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Front view

It is apparent that the two species Plexippus petersi and Plexippus paykulli are very closely related and therefore not easy to distinguish from each other.

Salticids may bite if held against the skin but the usual result of this is local and temporary pain and inflammation at the bite site but nothing worse than this.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many other salticids but especially Plexippus petersi.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 16 April 2018.