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Dolophones pilosa |
(or a closely related Dolophones species)
female: 8 mm|
male: 6 mm
This spider camouflages itself by wrapping itself around a dead twig with its legs tucked in
The toxicity of the venom of this species is unknown but it is not aggressive and is probably too small to cause illness in humans
The species name shown above is tentative but several other websites, including Flickriver, have labelled as Dolophones pilosa spiders that
appear identical to the one on this page.
A distinctive feature of this species is the very flat body that easily wraps around twigs. The particularly feathery fringes of hairs on the
legs is also noteworthy.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Most other Dolophones species.
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Last updated 16 January 2017.