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Jumping spider

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Species:
Servaea villosa
(based on a paper by Richardson and Gunter)
Previous species name:
Plexippus validus
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
This spider normally spends its time on or under the bark of eucalypt forests but it is very mobile so it could also be found in other habitats
Toxicity:
A bite by this species may cause local pain and inflammation
Servaea villosa
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View of palps
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The surface markings of this species are are somewhat variable but the spider has a stocky overall appearance and is rather hairy, especially around the palps.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Servaea species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.