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Holoplatys planissima

Fact Box
Species:
Holoplatys planissima (Zabka)
(but see notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 8 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
Usually under loose bark of trees but may also be on otheer surfaces
Toxicity:
Unknown; may at least produce local pain but not aggressive towards humans; should be handled with caution
Holoplatys planissima
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The female

This salticid species is found widely across at least Northern Australia and tends to vary somewhat in appearance when specimens from very different locations are compared.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Ocrisiona leucocomis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 June 2017.