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Sidymella species

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Species:
Sidymella species
(Identification based on similarities with the Sidymella species presented by Ramon Mascord; note that the two sexes may differ substantially in appearance)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 7 mm
Habitat:
This spider may be found on twigs or even green leaves and some flowers, its excellent camouflage colours helping it to ambush insects it then feeds on
Toxicity:
This species is not aggressive towards humans and probably is virtually harmless despite the relatively large size of the female
Sidymella species
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Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Stephanopis barbipes.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 27 October 2009.