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Astia hariola

Fact Box
Species:
Astia hariola (RM)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark, especially in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
a bite may lead to local pain and inflammation or even mild illness
Astia hariola
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Another female
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Retreat; egg sac
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Immature male
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This is a very common species and is readily recognised by the pattern of yellow bands across the upper surface of the abdomen. Note that the markings are thicker and brighter on the male than on the female.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other salticids, notably Apricia jovialis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 February 2017.