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Holoplatys invenusta

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Holoplatys invenusta
(or a closely related species)
Marek Zabka)
Body length:
female: 9-10
male: 8-9 mm
This is a species that may be found on many surfaces or under bark
Unknown but probably almost harmless to humans
Holoplatys invenusta
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Side view
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Another view
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Underneath female

The spider shown on this page is a better match for Holoplatys invenusta than any of the other species presented by Zabka in his 1991 paper. The markings on this spider and its size and general appearance plus the fact that, based on Zabka's distribution maps, it is the Holoplatys species most likely to be found in the mid-central region of NSW where the spider in the above photographs was actually found. On the other hand, it is possible that it is a very similar but still undescribed Holoplatys species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Holoplatys species.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 29 March 2018.