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Corynethrix obscura

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Species:
Corynethrix obscura
(as shown in a paper by Szymkowiak and Dymak)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 5 mm
male: unknown; probably less than 5 mm
Habitat:
Uncertain but probably on green leaves of shrubs in Australian bush settings
Toxicity:
Too small to be hazardous to humans
Corynethrix obscura
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Little is known about the natural history of this species because it is so rarely found in the field, the male never having been collected. Corynethrix obscura is known to be present in localities in Queensland and NSW and and it is likely that a number of specimens have been collected but misidentified as the more common thomisid species, Bomis larvata. Corynethrix and Bomis are similar in size and overall body shape but differ in that Bomis lacks the distinctive abdominal folds that characterize Corynethrix and there are also some less obvious differences in in body and leg surfaces.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Bomis species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 31 January 2015.