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Cymbacha festiva

Fact Box
Species:
Cymbacha festiva (JS)
or a closely related species
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 5.5 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
This species is usually found in a retreat formed from a leaf folded into a loop as well as threads to some supporting leaves
Toxicity:
This species has very small fangs and does not appear to be aggressive towards humans so is probably harmless
Cymbacha festiva
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View from above
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Front view
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Camouflaged

Distinguishing features of this spider are its body shape and the lack of markings on its upper surfaces. The legs and front part of the spider are normally very dark brown, although the legs have areas that lack colour. The abdomen varies in the depth of its brown colour but is typically not as dark as seen in the specimen shown on this page.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Cymbacha saucia.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 November 2010.