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Apricia jovialis |
(See notes below)
female: 8 mm|
male: 6 mm
On tree trunks and many other surfaces
Unknown; may cause pain or significant human illness
The originally popular name for this species was Breda jovialis (RM) but that is a Brazilian spider so
the species shown above was renamed Ocrisiona jovialis until Barry Richardson in 2016 changed the name again to Apricia, a name now used in the
World Spider Catalog.
This species is recognised by the yellow markings on the upper surface of its abdomen. It likes to use
loose bark as a retreat but is often found in the open during daylight hours.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other salticid species, notably Astia hariola.
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 21 December 2016.