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Sidymella trapezia

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Species:
Sidymella trapezia (RM)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
This spider may be found on twigs, leaves or flowers and uses its excellent camouflage colours to ambush insects it feeds on
Toxicity:
Unknown but this species is probably harmless to humans despite the relatively large size of the female
Sidymella trapezia
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Another specimen
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Side view
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Under female
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The male

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Sidymella longipes and especially Stephanopis barbipes.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 March 2009.