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Ocrisiona leucocomis

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Species:
Ocrisiona leucocomis (QM)
or a related species, Ocrisiona being closely related to the Holoplatys genus
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 11 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
Because of its flattened body this spider is usually found under loose bark in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
May cause local pain, inflammation at the bite site but this is not an aggressive species
Ocrisiona leucocomis
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Immature specimen
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Another example

The flattened, sausage-shaped abdomen of this species is distinctive and allows it to live in spaces between loose bark and tree trunks. It is very common on the Darling Downs and many of the rounded, white egg sacs found when loose bark is stripped from gum trees will have been made by it.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Holoplatys complanata, Holoplatys planissima and Hemicloea species.



Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 27 January 2013.