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Cetratus rubropunctatus |
(Identification as shown below)
or a closely related species
female: 5 mm|
male: 4 mm
This species may be found on or under green leaves and not in association with any kind of insect-trapping web; it prefers to ambush insects by appearing to be part of the leaf or twig on which it is resting
Unknown but probably not at all aggressive towards humans
In his 1970 booklet Mascord presented this spider as Hedana valida but in 2014 P. Szymkowiak in Annales of Zoologici
Warszawa, Volume 64, pages 333-477, stated it should now be shown as a Cetratus rubropunctatus.
Distinguishing features of this spider are its body shape, green colour, leg positions, and pattern of spots on its upper abdominal surfaces.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.
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Last updated 31 March 2010.