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Stephanopis corticalis (RM)|
(or perhaps S. ornata)
female: 7-12 mm|
male: 4-6 mm
Usually on tree bark that matches them in colour, which makes resting spiders hard to see
Unknown; may be too small to cause illness in humans and this also is a slow-moving, non-aggressive species
This species is most common in dense eucalypt forests.
Known range: Not a common species but recorded from Cooktown to Townsville, South-east Queensland, and around Sydney and Melbourne.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Stephanopis altifrons and Stephanopis cambridgei.
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Last updated 24 January 2022.