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Sandalodes superbus |
formerly Bavia ludicra (RM)
female: 13 mm|
male: 11 mm
On, or more commonly under, the leaves and bark of trees, especially in eucalypt forests; this species is often found hiding in rolled up strips of bark hanging loosely from eucalypts
Unknown; said to be capable of causing significant pain at a bite site but no serious illness or long-term consequences
The white markings on this black spider are distinctive and useful for identification purposes. However, the female's markings are notably different from those of the male.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Sandalodes scopifer, Opisthoncus mordax and other salticid species with a similar body shape.
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Last updated 29 December 2006.