The Find-a-Spider Guide

The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide
Find a spider by...     common name     location       species       family       webs and egg sacs     photos

Cytaea species

Fact Box
Species:
Cytaea species
(ID proposed by J. Proszynski)
(may be C. expectans or C. barbatissima)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 7 mm
Habitat:
This species seems to be common on leaves in Queensland tropical rainforest regions
Toxicity:
May cause pain/inflammation
Cytaea species
Click to enlarge
Another view
Click to enlarge
View from above
Click to enlarge
Front view

A noteworthy feature of the male of this species seems to be the pair of bluish white lines that run along the length of the 'head' region. Whether or not these lines are also present on the female of this species is apparently not known but it seems likely that strong differences in appearance between males and females are a characteristic of other Cytaea species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other kinds of salticids, notably Cytaea species.


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