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Tharpyna diademata (RM)
female: 4 mm|
male: 2.5 mm
Under loose bark in eucalypt forests
Too small to harm a human
This species is not normally seen in association with any kind of insect-trapping web but prefers to ambush the insects it preys on.
Known range: Recorded as being along the Eastern Australian coast from Cairns to Melbourne and perhaps also in Perth.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tharpyna campestrata and some other small thomisids and salticids.
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Last updated 25 January 2022.