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Simaethula species

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Species:
Simaethula species
(This ID is based on the work of Davies and Zabka and on similarities with known Simaethula species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This salticid may be shaken from green leaves in eucalypt forests. It builds a small retreat but no insect-trapping web
Toxicity:
This spider is probably too small to cause any harm to a human
Simaethula species
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Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Simaethula species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 27 October 2009.