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Prostheclina pallida

Fact Box
Species:
Prostheclina pallida (QM)
(or a related species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: about 3 mm
Habitat:
Prostheclina is a small salticid often found among green leaves of shrubs in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
Unknown but this is a timid spider with very small fangs so it probably is not hazardous to humans though accidental bites may occur
Prostheclina pallida
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Side view
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Another male
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The male palp
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The female

The male of this species is easier to recognize than the female because it has a black brush on metatarsus I and distinctive orange hairs around the eyes.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several salticid genera, especially when female or immature specimens are examined.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.