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Tharpyna diademata

Fact Box
Species:
Tharpyna diademata (RM)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: 2.5 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
Too small to harm a human
Tharpyna diademata
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Underside of female
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The male?
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Underside of male
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Male palp

This species is not normally seen in association with any kind of insect-trapping web but prefers to ambush the insects it preys on.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tharpyna campestrata and some other small thomisids and salticids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 15 November 2010.