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Holoplatys complanata

Fact Box
Species:
Holoplatys complanata (QM)
(or a closely related species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 11 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
This spider is usually found under loose bark of tree trunks but is sometimes found in crevices in houses
Toxicity:
Unknown; bites by this spider may at least produce local pain so it should be handled with caution but it is not aggressive towards humans
Holoplatys complanata
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Two views
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Another specimen

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, Holoplatys planissima and Hemicloea species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 January 2013.