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Simaethula species

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Species:
Simaethula species (QM)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This salticid may be shaken from green leaves in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
This spider is surely too small to harm a human
Simaethula species
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Adult female
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Front view

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Simaethula species and also Simaetha species, although the golden scales on this spider are distinctive. The positions of the eyes should be examined with a stereo microscope to verify the identification.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 September 2010.