Find a spider by...
webs and egg sacs
(Identification based on QM
and on Proszynski's "Proszynski's" salticid website.
Note: this may be S. janthina but S. aurata looks very similar)
female: about 3.5 mm|
male: about 3 mm
This salticid builds a small retreat in green leaves
This spider is probably too small to cause any harm to a human
Simaethula species have an overall appearance that is quite similar to that of Simaetha species but the two are distinguished by fact that
adult Simaetha species are 6-7 mm in length and have their posterior lateral eyes just under half way along the cephalothorax whereas Simaethula
species are only 3-4 mm long and the posterior lateral eyes are about two-thirds of the way along the cephalothorax.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Simaethula species and some Simaetha species.
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Last updated 4 July 2017.