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Stephanopis bicornis |
(Pawel Szymkowiak has claimed this spider resembles Stephanopis julensis but this is not
a known Australian species)
female: about 7 mm|
male: perhaps 4 mm
Usually on dark eucalypt bark
Unknown; may be harmless to humans
The bicornis species name was apparently assigned to this spider about 120 years ago but the pair of 'horns' associated with the eyes
is a distinctive characteristic of this species and is the obvious reason why Stephanopis bicornis (i.e. two-horned) is the appropriate
name for the spider in the above photos.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Stephanopis species.
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Last updated 20 July 2017.