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Astilodes species

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Species:
Astilodes species
(Identification as suggested by Marek Zabka. Note that this speces has only recently been described and its name is therefore tentative for the time being)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: about 5.5 mm
Habitat:
On bark or green leaves where its colours presumably have camouflage value for the spider
Toxicity:
Probably harmless to humans but likely to cause local pain and inflammation at a bite site
Astilodes species
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A juvenile?

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Mopsus mormon.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 28 October 2009.