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Copocrossa tenuilineata

Fact Box
Species:
Copocrossa tenuilineata (QM)
(a North Queensland species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 3-4 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
Usually wandering on green leaves or perhaps bark
Toxicity:
This species is too small to be hazardous to humans and seems to be very limited in distribution within Australia
Copocrossa species
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The male
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Another view

Distinguishing features of Copocrossa are its body shape and relative leg sizes and its flattened cephalothorax. Its first pair of legs are much larger than the other three pairs. On Leg I the innermost major segment (called the femur) is reasonably long and moderately robust, the tibia is very stout and spiny, and the two outer leg segments are quite thin and short.

As the photos on this page show, the males have colouring and markings that are remarkably different from those of the females.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 5 January, 2015.