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Hedana species

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Species:
Hedana species
(Ramon Mascord)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
The brown colours of this species allow it to rest on bark or other darker surfaces of trees in eucalypt forests and be camouflaged while it is not moving
Toxicity:
Unknown; this spider may not be hazardous to humans because it is non-aggressive and its venom is not very toxic
Hedana species
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A related species?

It appears that little, if any, research on the taxonomy of the Hedana species of Australia has been done since the original work by L. Koch in the mid-1800s. Almost no Australian species have been formally named as yet and there is a commonly held belief that Hedana specimens are a green colour. However, the above images suggest that at least a few Hedana species may be brown in colour.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 April 2019.