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Cymbacha ocellata

Fact Box
Species:
Cymbacha ocellata (RM)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 4.5 mm
Habitat:
This species may be found on green leaves or in flowers but spends most of its time in a retreat made by folding the end of a leaf into a bell-shaped tent
Toxicity:
Unknown, but this species has very small fangs and shows little aggression towards humans
Cymbacha ocellata
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Juvenile, side view
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Rear view

Distinguishing features of this spider are its body shape and the pattern of markings on its upper abdominal surface.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Only other Cymbacha species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 September 2009.