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Holoplatys species

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Species:
Holoplatys species (QM)
(identification based on similarities with known Holoplatys species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 8 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
Usually found under loose bark of tree trunks in eucalypt forests, this salticid not being prone to spring as many other salticids do
Toxicity:
Unknown. This species may at least produce local pain and inflammation but is not aggressive towards humans. It should be handled with caution
Holoplatys species
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View from above
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Underneath spider

This is one of the flatter salticid species that is better suited to hiding in small crevices than to jumping from surface to surface.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Ocrisiona leucocomis and Holoplatys planissima.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 May 2009.