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Tmarus marmoreus (RM)|
(or a closely related species)
female: 5 mm|
male: 4 mm
This species likes to occupy a retreat formed by curling up a green leaf using silk but also may be found on the green
leaves of garden shrubs or lush bushland trees where it hunts by ambushing its prey rather than by building any kind of web. Its 'bulging' eyes give it better vision than that possessed by many other thomisids
Nothing is known of the toxicity of this spider but it probably is too small to cause illness in humans and does not appear to be at all aggressive anyway
The shape of the abdomen and the obviously protruding eyes are useful identifying characteristics.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tmarus cineraceus and Sidymella rubrosignata.
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Last updated 31 March 2010.