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Sidymella hirsuta

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Species:
Sidymella hirsuta
(This identification is based on an image presented by
T. Hawkeswood)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
This spider can be found on stems and leaves, especially when these are rather hairy and matching it in colour
Toxicity:
Unknownbut this spider is probably too timid to bite unless seriously provoked and is not known to be toxic to humans
Sidymella hirsuta
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Another specimen

This spider differs from other Sidymella species it that it has a very hairy body and legs whereas most Sidymella species are not obviously hairy.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Sidymella trapezia.


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