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Stephanopis bicornis

Fact Box
Species:
Stephanopis bicornis
(Pawel Szymkowiak has claimed this spider resembles Stephanopis julensis but this is not a known Australian species)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: about 7 mm
male: perhaps 4 mm
Habitat:
Usually on dark eucalypt bark
Toxicity:
Unknown; may be harmless to humans
Stephanopis bicornis
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View from above
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Front view
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A lighter specimen

The bicornis species name was apparently assigned to this spider about 120 years ago but the pair of 'horns' associated with the eyes is a distinctive characteristic of this species and is the obvious reason why Stephanopis bicornis (i.e. two-horned) is the appropriate name for the spider in the above photos.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Stephanopis species.


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