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Cytaea species

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Species:
Cytaea species (QM)
(Note: this identification is based on similarities with other Cytaea species; see notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
This salticid tends to wander on green leaves where its colours provide good camouflage, but it may also be found elsewhere, including under loose bark
Toxicity:
A bite by this spider may cause local pain and inflammation
Cytaea species
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The male

The spider shown on this page is certainly a Certaea species and has been suggested to be either C. xanthopus or C. expectans. However, this genus is presently under review so a new species name may be assigned in due course. It is also possible the male shown above is not the same species as the female.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Cytaea species.


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