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Simaetha tenuidens

Fact Box
Species:
Simaetha tenuidens
(as identified in a published paper by Marek Zabka)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 8-9 mm
male: 7-8 mm
Habitat:
Sometimes seen resting on the green leaves of shrubs and low trees but more commonly found in its silken retreat among green leaves
Toxicity:
This spider may produce local inflammation and pain but is not strongly aggressive so probably will only bite if trapped
Simaetha toluidens
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Oblique view
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Side view
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Its retreat
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Underneath female

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Simaetha species and some Opisthoncus species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 September 2010.